The Transplanting Traditions Community Farm (TTCF) is a vocational agricultural program that works to build economically viable, environmentally sound, and socially sustainable local agricultural business opportunities for refugees living in N.C. Currently, 31 ethnic Karen refugee families and over 200 adults and children from Burma grow fruits and vegetables at the Transplanting Traditions Community Farm program. 100% of these refugee farmers were farmers in their native Burma and the farm showcases a mixture of native N.C. crops and over 30 crops native to Burma. This 3-acre educational farm program trains refugee families in sustainable agriculture techniques and methods.
Transplanting Traditions Community Farm is a project of the non-profit Orange County Partnership for Young Children. Internships at TTCF provide the opportunity to get involved with the local refugee community and food movement in the Triangle of North Carolina. The project has grown in leaps and bounds as it enters its 3rd year, and continues to develop with the unmatched assistance and participation of the farmers from the grassroots level. Internships opportunities offer a unique experience from the ground up to help continue to develop and grow this project and increase local food security in our community. TTCF offers one unpaid, part-time internship.
On- Farm Market Intern
The unpaid On-Farm Market Intern position is open for 2015. Application deadline March 1, 2015
April – Oct, 10-15 hrs weekly
The Market Intern will work directly with Transplanting Traditions staff and farmers to manage the communication and organization of on farm education initiatives.
Intern duties may include
• Help with CSA management
• Assist farmers in purchasing supplies and managing on farm finances
• Help measure food security impact of project by staffing weigh station
• Assist in plant, seed and supply distribution
• General farm upkeep assist CSA manager/farm manager
• Compost Pile upkeep, worms, securing organic material for compost
• Development and management of Garden of tropical wonders- Demonstration Garden
• Assist farmers at Farmers’ Market
• Assist with greenhouse production
– Interest in sustainable agriculture, food and the refugee community
– Familiarity and experience with concept of Community Supported Agriculture
– Knowledge of NC growing season and agricultural crops
– Self directed with attention to detail and organization
– Excellent written and oral communication
– Experience with Microsoft office
– Valid drivers license and transportation