Visit or Work at the Farm

Volunteers, Internships, Apprenticeships and Full-time Opportunities

Visit the Farm

With the time commitment of a thriving garden, over 200 animals and farm upkeep, we can only provide FREE scheduled farm tours to current or prospective CSA members.  

Non-members may also schedule a brief tour for a fee of $10 per adult. A portion or all of the tour fee may be applied to the purchase of farm products as seasonally available. 

To make an appointment to visit the farm call Patti at 214-914-0323 or email her at patti_rosenberg@hotmail.com or Contact Us.

 

 

Volunteers

Volunteering is a great way to get in touch with nature, work outside, and learn about sustainable farming. We welcome volunteers who want to help with and learn about gardening and animals.  Volunteers may come out for any length of time from a few hours to several days per week. Those who commit to volunteer 4-6 hours weekly are offered a weekly CSA share of our harvest.

To volunteer, please Contact Us with information about yourself, including where you live, what you would like to achieve, and how much time you wish to contribute.  

 

Internships and Apprenticeships

Learning and practicing are what internships and apprenticeships are all about.  With both animals and gardens, Waverly Farms is a lively place to learn sustainable, integrated farming.  Interns and Apprentices interact daily with our gardens, goats, horses, cows, llamas, laying hens, roosters, and farm pets.  We bale hay, build structures, start and save seeds, cut trees, trim fencelines, chip wood for mulch, plant, harvest and weed.  We milk, compost, assist with births, ride horses, clean barns and sheds.  Someone is always moving electric fencing so that our animals have clean, green pasture to forage.  We go to farmers' markets, deliver CSA boxes, cook, can and prepare food and farm products.  We have an awesome staff and terrific neighbors to assist us in your training.  Our farm library offers additonal opportunities to learn and grow. 

Waverly Farms, LC is an intense environment that requires focus, resilience and reliability.  We believe that when we confine animals, we replace nature, so we ensure that our animals always have good forage, good nutrition, shade, water, minerals and clean, dry shelter.  Gardens must be planted, harvested, weeded and tended.  We expect 8 - 10 hours of hard, productive work at least 5 days per week. 

The difference between interns and apprentices is experience.  Interns are often new to farming and have less than two years of practical experience.  Apprentices have two years of experience and are ready to take a leadership role and to learn the managerial, marketing, and business aspects of farming. 

We provide housing, internet, utilities, farm vegetables, eggs and meat, and pay a small stipend. Pets, smoking and drugs are prohibited. Every intern and apprentice must have his or her own transportation and health insurance.

Apply anytime, but start early because several phone conversations and a visit to the farm are required.  We make our selections in January of each year for our year-long programs. Summer interns are selected in March.  To apply, send an email to patti_rosenberg@hotmail.com.  Please include a cover letter with your contact information, resume and references.  Tell us about yourself, what you would like to achieve and any limitations or constraints that we should know about.  Please Contact Us if you have any questions.