Sustainable Farming Internship at Peachwood Orchard with Rogue Farm Corps


Company: Peachwood Orchard through RFC's internship program
Location: Hoodriver, OR
Compensation: We are still determining our exact wage for 2022, which will take into consideration cost for on-farm housing.
Employment Type: Full-Time, Internship / Apprentice, Part-Time
Job Categories: Agriculture, Education
Region: Gorge, Portland Area
Date Posted: January 14, 2022

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Peachwood Orchards is an organic peach orchard located in traditional lands of Wasco, Wishram, and Chinook- known as Hood River, Oregon, with a stunning view of Mt. Hood, a small creek, and 3.5 acres of peaches. David and Alma live and work on the farm with their sweet dog Whoopie. Alma and Whoopie dog work in the orchard full-time in the summer, while Dave works in the local hospital full-time but somehow manages to put in full-time work in the orchard as well. They have been certified organic through Oregon Tilth for the past 4 years and incorporate holistic and biodynamic practices where possible. There are about 300 peach trees on the property along with 20 blueberry bushes, Tayberries, plums, and several 25x15ft garden plots. Peachwood sells at farmer’s markets, through a local farmer’s cooperative, restaurants, grocery stores, to CSAs, and breweries- even had a beer named after Alma this season made with their peaches! They are part of the Portland BIPOC market and enjoy welcoming other people onto the farm to learn. Opportunities for growing seed for saving heirloom varieties. They make donations to several food banks, and many other groups/organizations.

They are offering 1 short-season internship this year and are ideally looking for people who are interested in and/or already engaged with orchard work. Read more about Peachwood here: https://www.roguefarmcorps.org/host-farms/peachwood