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Eisenhower Center Agricultural Therapy Internship in Manchester, Michigan

The Eisenhower Center is a first rate Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center. Our Manchester Campus houses our diverse vegetable farm and our other vocational rehabilitation options. We strive to provide clients with opportunities that align with their interests while providing a safe and supportive space for them to learn new skills. This unique opportunity will provide you with the experience of small diverse farm production, as well as, working with clients to help them achieve their competitive employment or productive activity goals.Our Farm is situated on 62 acres of land with 1-1.5 acres in production. We have a small scale aquaponics system installed in a 30x48rsquo; greenhouse that operates year round. We also have three small hoop houses for season extension and limited winter production. Most of our vegetable production is tailored for our Ann Arbor Campus Dinning Hall. We also sell excess produce and cut flowers through two Farmerrsquo;s Markets in the Ann Arbor Area. We have a small budding orchard and we are planning to add more perennial small fruit and vegetable production and permaculture spaces this upcoming season. Our farm also hosts a gaggle of animals (chickens, bees, horses and goats) that are used for both production and therapy.Requirements:During your time at the farm you will be not only learn and fine tuning the skills you wish to cultivate, but you will also be working alongside traumatic brain injured clients to help them learn and meet their goals. It is important to remember our number one priority is the client and that priority supersedes any production goals we may have. You must have a valid Michigan Driver's License.Responsibilities:PlantingWateringWeedingHarvestingPropagationAquaponics careAnimal careInfrastructure buildingBee managementFarmerrsquo;s Market attendancePreventive maintenance on equipmentEqual Opportunity Employer ndash; minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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