Jason and I are looking for someone to apprentice with us for the 2016 growing season. The apprenticeship will start end of March-early April and go until mid-November. The apprenticeship, as we like to think of it, is much less a job and much more an experience of being an integral part of our farm. We only take on one apprentice at a time, so you would be working closely with us on a daily basis. Our aim is to provide an educational experience that teaches the ins and outs of our style of farming and gives our apprentice the tools to continue farming after they have left our farm. You would also be a part of our community which gets together often for potlucks and other communal activities.
Vegetable farming/gardening experience is helpful but not necessary. Must be physically fit and willing to do hard physical labor. Construction experience is a bonus. Open-mindeness, flexibility and a sense of humor are also attributes that will serve you well on our farm.
There is a $500 stipend and as many vegetables as you can eat. The apprentice will be housed in our brand new yome (a dwelling that is a cross between a yurt and a geodesic dome). The yome is located on our farm and serves as the main living space. There is also an off-grid solar shower house/composting toilet. We are in the process of building an off-grid kitchen. This living area is a work in progress and our apprentice will be asked to help with the construction of this project. There are also on-site laundry facilities.
If you are interested in working with us, please email Jason Oatis at firstname.lastname@example.org Please include a resume and let us know who you are and why you’d like to apprentice on our farm.