Soon after Ian Fels and Victoria Roos were married they took the next plunge into farming in 2012. Having long been a dream of theirs, the land option presented itself and
the first seed was planted.
Ian and Victoria make their home in the View Ridge neighborhood of Seattle along with a clutch of chickens and a couple cats.
Victoria is also a photographer as well as a long-time employee at a local media company. And she likes to make sweaters for small animals.
Ian came back to the farming of his youth after serving in the US Coast Guard and being a snowboard shop owner. It is also rumored that he enjoys a nice twenty-sided die.
Once a year, Mezza Luna Farms offers an eager intern the opportunity to come to work with Farmer Fels. This is a work-based internship with most learning happening in the field alongside an experienced farmer.
Great Educational Opportunity: You will get well-rounded, hands-on experience with small-scale vegetable farming, including exposure to propagation, irrigation, soil preparation, weed management, season extension techniques, harvesting, insect & disease control, marketing, etc..
Internships are unpaid but participants receive a full CSA membership.
Housing is not provided.
If you'd like to join him for a season, email at email@example.com.
- Be willing to work hard
- Be physically fit and able to lift 50 lbs
- Good communication skills
- Have a valid driver’s license
- Able to work 24-32 hours per week.
- Able to work a set schedule, between Tue-Sat
- Shift hours start at 8am-4pm, switching to 7am-3pm in June.
- Commit to working a full season April-October