Fair Food Internship

Green Connect employs young people and former refugees to do work that helps the planet and the community. We run an 11-acre permaculture farm in Warrawong and an op shop in Bellambi, as well as offering zero waste services and labor hire to local businesses, schools, councils and events. Please explore our website for more information.

Our fair food farm provides chemical free vegetables and fruit that feed over 120 households along with several restaurants and cafes through the Illawarra every week. We also produce free-range pork, lamb, eggs and natural honey, and provide farm tours and workshops focusing on sustainability skills to members of our community.

The farm is based on permaculture ethics and design principles, which is to say that it is designed and operated in a way which links all commercial and noncommercial elements of the farm together in a way that ensures the farm is both productive and sustainable. As well as three acres of market gardens and four acres of ecologically diverse ‘food forest’, we are also regenerating 500 meters of creek line with native vegetation to create a biodiversity belt.

The Fair Food internship is a six-month volunteer commitment for one day a week working under the supervision of farm manager Callum Champagne.

The first internship in 2020 will run on a Friday from:

Day:       Friday 17/01 to Friday 26/06

Hours:   7am – 5pm

The role will work across various sections of the farm, involving participation in many of the following activities:

  • Food Forest establishment and maintenance
  • Market Garden operation – including soil preparation, planting, and weed and pest management
  • Maintenance of animal systems
  • Composting
  • Bush regeneration
  • Harvesting of excess produce to be preserved or re-distributed through the Community.

In addition to these activities the Fair Food interns will have opportunities to develop other projects and will have access to additional education on the principals of permaculture, organic growing and fair food practices.

We are looking for a maximum of 8 interns to take part in each 6 month project.

If you are interested in being part of this great opportunity please DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION HERE and send it to Ann Burbrook by COB Friday 29 November 2019.

If you have any enquiries please contact Ann via email or phone the office on 4243 1537.

Successful applicants for the January to June program will be contacted by 13th December.

The second internship will run from July to the beginning of December and we will be inviting applications in June.