"Waterleaf Farm is the most beautiful place to pick flowers! Such a special little gem in Ashland! Melanie grows really happy and plentiful amounts of flowers like sunflowers, zinnia, Cosmo, dahlias , and so many more it's such a fun opportunity and creative way to craft a bouquet and connect with Beauty and Flowers." - Lareina Hembrock
APPRENTICESHIP (for Volunteering see bottom of page)
POSITION FILLED FOR 2022
Unique Opportunity for Learning how to Small Scale Flower Farm and Deepening in Relationship with the Plants
Waterleaf Farm is part of a 20 acre land conservancy called Eagle Mill Farm, diverse in cultivation and wild areas. We love community and open the farm to a flower U- Pick, events and workshops. Currently, there are 6 farmers running small farm businesses including cultivation of veggies, medicinal herbs (@wildgardenmedicinals), cactuses (Facebook Galactic Cactus), seeds (hardyseeds.com), wine grapes, and Waterleaf Flowers.
Description of Work Offered
Flower Farm Operation—
Required: At least 75% of the hours will be learning through Fieldwork, including Bed Prep, Planting, Weeding/Trellising, Harvesting, and Sorting, and Hosting U-Pick.
Optional: Floral Design, bouquet making, Flower Deliveries, and farmer’s market depending on your interests and what you’d like to know more about.
Deepening in Relationship with the Plants—
-Join Seasonal Workshops, Flower Essence Workshops, Experiential Flower Tours at no cost. 3-4 available p/month. 1 required.
-Plant spirit meditations with the living flowers and herbs (2 x p/wk 30 min)
-One-on-One Flower Essence Making 1 p/month (3 hrs)
Expectation and Exchange
20-25 hrs p/wk (opportunity for more work if needed with Waterleaf Farm or other farm projects)
2 months minimum
Farm fresh veggies and fresh cut flowers (for your own creative play and enjoyment)
Opportunity to participate in all of the workshops
Weekly ($40) food stipend and farm fresh veggies and herbs. Flowers to experiment with your own floral designing.
Rustic camping with an outdoor kitchen, solar shower or on demand shower, and a compost toilet. There is no power in the living area. Power is available a 2 minute walk from camping area next to Waterleaf Flowers fields.
*Wildfires have become a regular occurence in Southern Oregon. These could start June and heavier smoke is more often August-October. If you are sensitive to smoke please consider this in your decision about applying to Waterleaf Farm. Also seriously consider having backup indoor housing with A/C and filters. We continue working in the smoke (masks help).
The farm is 2.5 miles from Downtown Ashland. This is a 6 minute drive, or a 10-12 minute bike ride mostly on bike/pedestrian path or 15 minute bus ride. The bus comes every 20 minutes most days and it takes 10 minutes to walk to the bus stop from the farm.
There may also be times when you can get a ride from someone else who is leaving the farm. May-October there are several vehicles going to town many times a day.
Jackson Wellsprings healing spring waters are across the Street.
Would you like to be around high vibrational flower energy? Interested in learning how to garden or small-scale farm? Looking for community? We love helping hands! Please inquire if you’d like to come out once or regularly.
We are easy to access on the North side of Ashland. Leave the farm with a bouquet of flowers and a happy body and heart, fed by being in nature.
Text/call Melanie at 503.916.9576 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.