FARM Center offers seasonal immersion courses on agroforestry and related topics. Our first course is a 4 week agroforestry intensive covering the basic principals of Syntropic Farming, installation and management. This course also serves to orient prospective interns to our program and farm operations.
AGROFORESTRY INTENSIVE SCHEDULE
Learn to “read” the natural history of an ecosystem, to determine what has happened, to assess the current system status, to predict the future based on current trajectory and to intervene in a meaningful way.
Learn to identify outcomes and site constraints, to create a site analysis, to identify economic drivers and to build a business plan.
An integration of previous weeks: pioneering/developing a site based on outcomes of week 2 and setting up/executing Syntropic Farming systems.
Focus on plant/economic profiles of selected species and integration into Syntropic Farming systems, culminating in management plans and strategies
In addition to our educational program, we also have an intern program. In order to participate in our internship positions, you must have completed one of our Agroforestry Intensives. An ideal candidate is someone who is excited to be a part of a team working to support the efforts of FARM Center. The terms of each internship will be uniquely negotiated. Positions generally require 15-30 hrs/week of work.
THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE SEASONALLY:
Nursery Manager & Seed Handler
Management of the nursery/greenhouse, seed collection and storage, planting and transplanting within the nursery environment.
Maintaining, repairing and repurposing a range of appropriate technology including, diesel trucks, tractors, tiller, chipper, generators, pumps and electrical equipment.
Childcare and domestic duties.
Natural Products Processor
Produce animal food, herbal remedies, meals during training, and research new products from farm resources.
Animal Husbandry & Integrated Forage Systems Manager
FARM Center Hawaii currently raises ducks, sheep, fish and guinea pigs for various food and non-food purposes. Responsibilities include daily feeding, grooming, cleaning, fence repair, milking (sheep), while developing new zones with new systems.
LOCAL REFERRAL – Mauna Kea, Hawaii
INTERNATIONAL REFERRAL – Tambopata, Peru