Small-scale Farming

This program is currently inactive

Please check back or contact us if you are interested in participating in the future.

Are you eager to develop skills in small-scale vegetable farming using organic methods, ethical animal care, and responsible land stewardship?

Are you inspired by the vision of locally-sourced organic food and community economies?

Do you believe that transforming our world requires a commitment to personal, inner transformation?

Would you love to have meditation and yoga be part of your daily routine?

Are you interested in exploring the reality of an intentional community, based in universal, spiritual principals?

Perhaps an internship on our small-scale farm is your next step for personal growth. . .

In our spring internship, learn to prepare garden beds and establish early-season seedlings:

  • Soil preparation
  • Early seed germination for early harvest
  • Caring for seedlings of numerous garden varieties
  • Efficient transplanting into garden beds
  • Early weed control
  • Humane rodent control

In our summer internship, learn to harvest, package, and sell produce through farmers’ markets and local customers:

  • Harvesting for peak nutrition and flavor
  • Reaching your customers
  • Summer projects for farm development
  • Sheet mulching
  • The right irrigation for the right crop
  • Joy of chickens

In our fall internship, learn to prepare for the winter season and plan for spring:

  • Soil enrichment
  • Planting winter crops
  • Planting perennials
  • Harvesting and storing fall crops
  • Planning next year’s garden
  • Ordering seeds

In our winter internship, learn tool maintenance, cold-season care of animals, orchard-tree pruning:

  • The resting garden
  • Protection from freeze
  • Winter gear
  • The art of pruning
  • Mulching
  • Bringing in your creative side


Arrange an internship lasting from one to three months.  Learn and help on our farm, supported by daily, group meditation and yoga sessions, classes on universal spiritual principles, and a community of like-minded friends committed to building a sustainable future.

For more information, call 503-746-6229 or write to .

Visit our Living in Community page to learn more about our community philosophy and residential programs.

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