Last Updated On: enero 25th, 2024 at 09:23AM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
116 Johnson Rd
Falls Village, Connecticut, 06031
Primary Contact: Janna Siller
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Adamah Farm is an organic farm, fellowship program, and Jewish community located at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center in Falls Village, CT. We are a program of Adamah, a national nonprofit furthering vibrant Jewish life in deep connection with the earth. Our primary business is organic vegetable production but our diversified, regenerative farm also includes agroforestry, pasture, compost production, and a mix of perennials. Apprentices help facilitate all aspects of our production and educational programs.
CRAFT Member Farm? Yes
Internship Starts: 4/1 (flexible)
Internship Ends: 12/1 (flexible)
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: Rolling but please submit as soon as possible
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 months
Adamah apprenticeships are full-time, professional, paid positions that require commitment, responsibility and leadership over the term of employment. The apprenticeship runs May-November, with potential for flexible start and end dates.
- The apprentice’s primary role will be to lead Adamah fellows in vegetable farming tasks including planting, harvesting, bed-prep, and weeding.
- Apprentices will also support our homestead scale goat dairy, the post-harvest handling of vegetables and other Adamah farm endeavors.
- The apprentice will participate in Adamah programming when in session such as leading Avodat Lev and attending Adamah sharing circles.
- Apprentices will support hospitality departments at Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center when needed.
- Apprentices will occasionally take our products to market, deliver vegetables to CSA sites and food pantries, or lead educational programming for retreat guests.
Compensation- $15.69/hr plus on-site housing included and a benefits package.
Educational Opportunities: Experiential education is at the core of what we do at Adamah. Apprentices can expect impromptu discussions about soil management while weeding, about lactobacilli while pounding sauerkraut, or about pasture management and parasite load while mucking the barn. Apprentices are members of the western Connecticut CRAFT program and attend about 10 workshops at local farms with other apprentices throughout the season. You can learn more about CRAFT at westernctcraft.weebly.com. (pending whether Western CT CRAFT runs this season) Apprentices have access to Adamah programming which includes several classes a week with the fellowship, avodat lev every week day, community gatherings, and some retreats at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center. Apprentices will also meet with the Farm Director throughout the season to discuss their learning goals.
Skills Desired: Qualifications: Minimum one season of experience with farm work, ideally more. Experience with experiential education. Excellent problem solving and project management skills. Teaching and leadership skills. Adaptability as plans shift depending on farm conditions and community needs. Excellent communication skills and the ability to articulate needs while keeping the needs of others in mind. Farms are composites of many moving parts and they involve a lot of communication. As a residential community working in informal education, our farm requires even more communication than most. Ideal candidates will have a positive attitude, a love of manual labor, a passion for revolutionizing our food system, a sense of humor, and will feel moved by the sight of rotting food waste mixed with manure and straw.
Stipend: Compensation - $15.69/hr - on-site housing - benefits package
Preferred method of Contact: email