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2015 Talking Farm Sustainable Urban Agriculture Internship (Paid)

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2015 Talking Farm Sustainable Urban Agriculture Internship 

The Talking Farm ( is a 501(c)(3)urban farm that believes in growing food locally, organically, sustainably and in educating and partnering with our community. This year we will be growing produce for sale on over ½ acre of land, expanding the farm’s growing fields, and educating school groups and the community.

We are looking for motivated individuals that want to learn more about and participate in sustainable urban agriculture. Farm interns will experience all the tasks associated with the daily operations of a diversified production vegetable farm. Interns will walk away with a solid understanding of crop planting, crop care, harvesting, hoop house management, disease / pest management and volunteer management.

Internship candidates should have good verbal and written communications skills, ability to work in a team environment, ability to complete tasks independently, some knowledge of and or experience with soils, urban agriculture, and crop management. Experience working with kids/students and volunteer coordination a plus. Good general physical fitness needed.

June and July, 10-20 hours a week $10 an hour for Oakton Students (unpaid positions available for non-Oakton students)

For info please contact (847-440-6997)


Author: Debra Kutska

Thanks for visiting! I am the Sustainability Specialist for Oakton Community College. I look forward to introducing you to the many green initiatives in which we engage and collecting input from YOU as to how we can continue to improve. Please feel free to contact me with your suggestions at any time at

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