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Apprentices can expect to participate in: greenhouse management (seeding, watering, microgreens production, etc.), transplanting, soil amending, weeding/cultivating, harvesting, pruning, CSA management, packing orders, organic pest and disease management, equipment trouble-shooting, and all other farm tasks. We are also in the early stages of building up a permaculture homestead around our home. Apprentices will have the opportunity to be involved in planting perennial crops including herbs, berries, fruit and nut trees, around our home. We also have a small flock of chickens for eggs, and apprentices can help if interested. Apprentices will be expected to help at the farmers markets. Apprentices...

Work alongside Ekone staff and summer camp children to create an abundant and magical garden! We hope to have two interns at any given time, with a primary focus on gardening but also some involvement in other ranch projects, such as construction, forestry, cooking, camps and other programs, as skills, interest, and need align. Garden interns will be overseen by Shonie Schlotzhauer, executive director, with input from Mindy Schmidt, volunteer coordinator, and Chris Woodcock, kitchen manager. What a team! Duties May Include: – Prepare and maintain garden beds – Weeding, weeding, weeding! – Watering – Harvesting – Composting – Planting...

This is a great opportunity for interns interested in learning how to successfully cultivate industrial hemp, tend to a vineyard and grow legumes, vegetables and flowers. We are looking for 3-4 interns passionate and eager to learn, grow and contribute. We are open to season-long (March to end of October) agreements for the right individuals. When reaching out to us, please include a detailed description of your farming and cultivation experience.

“Visit our website's "work opportunities" page for even more information and an application for the apprenticeship position! http://awayoflifefarm.com/A_Way_of_Life_Farm/Work_Opportunities.html <br><br> Farming really is a way of life and it is truly meaningful work! Apprentices take part in various aspects of the farm from vegetable seed to harvest, livestock chores, marketing, and perennials, but will spend the vast majority of time (approx 90%) growing vegetables. A combination of organic and sustainable practices including no-till raised beds, cover cropping, Kinsey-Albrecht method, keyline plowing, Holistic Management, and permaculture design are used throughout our land. We start our own vegetable transplants from seed and propagate...

“White Oak Farm and Education Center is a host farm in the Rogue Farm Corps Apprenticeship Program. The Apprenticeship Program is an advanced on-farm program combining hands-on training and skills-based education for those seeking mastery in the art and business of sustainable agriculture. This full-immersion program is designed for those who have completed RFC's Internship Program, or have two years of on-farm experience. You will live and train full-time on a host farm, receive up to two seasons of on-farm training, and learn in-depth skills from your mentor farmer. See details below or visit our website at https://www.roguefarmcorps.org for more...

“Athena's Harvest is a small vegetable farm run by former Peace Corps volunteers in Fly, TN, 33 miles (as the crow flies) from downtown Nashville. While our property consists of 55 acres, we intensively produce a wide diversity of sustainably grown vegetables and some fruit on less than 2.5 acres of land, with the majority of our sales occurring at retail farmers markets we attend in Nashville, through our CSA program (weekly subscription box of produce), and via some restaurant sales. Our land consists of rolling pasture, wooded hills, and good bottom farm land. We have a long stretch of...

Western Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Farm Internship Curriculum and Handbook   Tom and Maud Powell and Michael Moss, Sustainable Farmers, Jackson County, OR. Technical advisor: Tim Franklin, Jacksonville, OR. Curriculum advisor: Peter O’Connell, Jacksonville, OR. Web advisor: National Center for Appropriate Technology, Butte, MT. Published 2007 Updated 2010 &copy NCAT   Biodynamics Learning Objectives The learner will: Understand the basics of biodynamics, including the history, the approach, and the preparations   Historical Overview – Justus Von Liebig (1803-73) “father of Ag. Chemistry” – NPK WWI brought NO3 (saltpeter) fertilizer made from bomb making surplus Tanks became tractors Poison...

Interns are involved with all aspects of farm operations. Interns will work alongside farmer and team members and occasionally on solo tasks. Tasks will include soil fertility, soil/bed preparation, seeding, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, processing vegetables, marketing, coordinating sales, distribution of product, working directly with chefs/restaurant owners/clients, integrated pest management, season extension methods, setting up/operating various irrigation methods. You will learn how to use farm equipment/tools, build necessary infrastructure, and food handling/safety. You will be involved with all crop planning and farm decision making with the intention to prepare you to become a farm manager/farm owner after time spent with us....

The market for mushrooms continues to grow due to interest in their culinary, nutritional, and health benefits. They also show potential for use in waste management. However, as fungi, mushrooms have life cycles very different from those of green plants. The choice of species to raise depends both on the growth media available and on market considerations. Oyster mushrooms, which grow on many substrates, are easiest for a beginner. Shiitake mushrooms already have earned considerable consumer demand. Only two mycorrhizal mushrooms, morels and truffles, have been commercially cultivated. Mushroom cultivation offers benefits to market gardens when it is integrated into the existing production system. A careful analysis of potential markets must be the first step in deciding whether to raise mushrooms to sell. Many information resources are available for further research.

You can find additional information on a wide variety of sustainable agriculture topics in ATTRA publications and resource lists, as well as from agencies, universities and organizations. Links to some of the many available information sources are listed below. Videos NCAT Publications SARE Publications USDA Sustainable Agriculture Programs Sustainable Agriculture Working Groups University and Extension Sustainable Agriculture Programs Non-profit Organizations State Sustainable or Organic Agriculture Websites Regional Centers for Rural Development Agricultural Directories and Virtual Libraries Links to Other Education Information Links to Sustainable Agriculture Educational Programs   ⇒ Videos ⇒ SARE Publications The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)...

A lovely space in a small, beautiful community is opening for a self-starting, committed and passionate individual. The opportunity to live in an expensive, cool city for very low rent means you can have time and space to develop your own interests without the pressure of full-time work. Built-in community with fun, liberal-minded, active people. Must provide references, and there is a 60-day probationary period. One year commitment minimum, with the opportunity for a long-term arrangement.

“You will be expected to help out with daily farm chores. Anywhere from weeding, to logging, to helping with building projects, to feeding the animals, to wild crafting food and seed, to getting ready for market. Anything is possible! “

“Ananda Valley Farm is a young, growing farm, having started from only 20 CSA shareholders our first year, increasing to 75 our 2nd year, and expanding deliveries into a larger portion of the San Francisco Bay Area to double our shareholders to 150 this, our 3rd year. Our farm is certified organic and committed to increasing soil vitality every year. We are trialing a variety of techniques including no-till, tilling in wood chips, and cover cropping. Come learn and experiment with us. Apprentices learn the full spectrum of managing a sustainable organic farm, including: composting; prepping nursery seedlings; organic fertilizing;...

“Anthill Farm Intern – Everyone who works at Anthill Farm is a manager of something. You will have regular farm chores in addition to planting, harvesting, washing, and packing produce. There will be a wide range of work to be done involving all aspects of the farm.”

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