Internships at Setha's Seeds

Spring Internship

September 2017 – November 2017

Come and learn about getting the growing season underway on a heritage seed farm. Spring is an exciting time in the garden as we prepare ground, sow seeds, and fertilise for the season ahead. We use organic principles in our seed garden and teach all of the hows and whys behind what we do. Tasks and skills include:

1. Seed Propagation/Nursery Skills

2. Transplanting

3. Garden Bed Prep

4. Irrigation and water management for healthy plants

5. Fertilising the garden and how to grow nutrient dense plants, food and seeds

6. Garden Maintenance – weeding, mulching, foliar feeding, compost tea preparations.

Other things you will be exposed to:

1. Tiny house building

2. Do it yourself building

3. Music – we are in a band and live on a property where folk music festivals are held periodically.

4. Farmhouse cooking – using the whole animal, lactic fermented foods like sourdough, yogurt and sauekraut.

5. Beekeeping – we have hives on the farm, managed by a friend.

Summer Internship 

January 2018 – March 2018

Come and learn about all the end of season seed harvesting and processing techniques. From mid- summer on we are harvesting seed as it ripens in the field, drying and processing it for sale the next year. Whether you are a novice or wanting to more fully develop your seed knowledge this is a great time to learn in the garden about saving seeds and storing them for future use. Tasks and skills include:

1. Seed harvesting for both wet and dry seed

2. Wet seed processing and drying

3. Dry seed drying and processing

4. Storing seed techniques and methods

5. Seed selection and rogueing

6. Seed Propagation/Nursery Skills

7. Transplanting

8. Garden Bed Prep

9. Irrigation and water management for healthy plants

10. Fertilising the garden and how to grow nutrient dense plants, food and seeds

11. Garden Maintenance – weeding, mulching, foliar feeding, compost tea preparations.

Other things you will be exposed to:

1. Tiny house building

2. Do it yourself building

3. Music – we are in a band and live on a property where folk music festivals are held periodically.

4. Farmhouse cooking – using the whole animal, lactic fermented foods like sourdough, yogurt and

5. Beekeeping – we have hives on the farm, managed by a friend.  

For more information or to express interest in either of these internships please contact us via email. All enquiries welcome and considered, this is our rough timelines and we can be flexible to suit your needs. We look forward to hearing from interested folks.