Learn about organic growth while experiencing California!

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The Exchange

Come and work and learn on our organic farm and have opportunities to travel on the weekends to experience California and the Grand Canyon. You will be working on our family farm thinning and harvesting fruit. We grow organic apples, pears, plums, nectarines, Angus cattle, and laying hens. Afternoons are free time with picnic dinners in the evening along the River. Trips are scheduled around California most weekends at cost.


25 hours of help per week

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs.

Farming: Plant crops and care for animals.

Gardening: Help to grow and cultivate plants.

What you get

2 days off per week

Shared Dorm: Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.

Breakfast: Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Lunch: Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!

Dinner: Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Cook your own meal: Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Bikes at your disposal: Hop on my bike, baby! Free to use bicycles.

Permaculture Course: Join our permaculture course and learn how to take care of our planet.


Intermediate English or Intermediate Spanish

Between 18 and 75 years old

United States Visa

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

We offer a 2 to 8 week (preferably 8 weeks) internship experience on a beautiful organic farm in Central California during two time periods each year.
For 2017 we have two sessions available: Session 1, April 3 to May 29 and Session 2, July 3 to August 28.

All housing and food while at our farm is provided by us as well as transportation to and from the Fresno and Hanford Amtrak stations or to and from the Fresno Greyhound bus stations during your stay. Trips will cost extra but will be at cost. Transportation, park entry fees, food and lodging that will need to be reserved for the Grand Canyon Trip as well as the trip to LA will be extra and there will be opportunities to work extra hours to pay for the extra expenses on the Trip during the week on the farm.
We look forward to having you on our farm for a unique and memorable experience!

Activities & Shift

The workday begins usually 15 minutes before sunrise and will last 6 hours. The work may consist of thinning young fruit, summer pruning of tree suckers, collecting eggs, feeding hens, packing eggs, cleaning farm stay rooms, training young trees, checking irrigation drip hoses, general cleanup and/or harvesting of tree fruit. Afternoons will consist of free time and all are invited to relax and enjoy the Kings River or our amenities.
Activities available on site are swimming in the pool, tennis or basketball on our court, canoeing or fishing in the River or just reading a book on your deck under the Valley Oak trees overhanging the Kings River. Lunches will be self serve in our kitchen. Dinners will be held together with other COWTIPers along the River or by the pool.
COWTIPers will be expected to participate in cooking and cleaning for lunch and evening meals.


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