Field Periods at Black Squirrel Farms

Combine your Field Period with a job at Black Squirrel Farms this summer. Check out the kinds of projects we would be happy to host. We’ll cover supply costs for any project we sponsor.


Biology

Develop a test to see if black walnuts hulls suppress specific invasive plant species. This project would take a year to execute and might be two Field Periods – plan it in the summer, execute it in the fall, monitor the results in the spring.


Visual Communication

Make the information presented during our tour accessible by device during the tour. We know our content. Help us design a more effective engagement strategy.


Environmental Science

Develop a test to see if black walnuts hulls suppress specific invasive plant species. This project would take a year to execute and might be two Field Periods – plan it in the summer, execute it in the fall, monitor the results in the spring.


Business

Develop and implement the management and marketing plan for our 2022 hazelnuts. (This could be two Field Periods, one in the summer and one in the fall). Here’s more about our hazelnuts.


Environmental Science

Test the susceptibility of multiple types of pole beans to black walnut proximity. Can we find a juglone-tolerant heirloom variety that is productive in partial shade?

Sustainability

Design and test a Subpod – based vermicomposting option for our Airbnb guests which also facilitates onsite paper and cardboard disposal.

Business

Develop and implement a dashboard that will help make it easier to understand and stay on top of both our inventory and supply needs.