Farm Fellowship 2023 – Allegheny Mountain Institute
Last Updated On: noviembre 1st, 2023 at 01:53PM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
2599 Bear Mountain Rd
Hightown, Virginia, 24465
Primary Contact: Allegheny Mountain Institute
Secondary Contact: Rick Gatlin
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: The Allegheny Farm is a Certified Naturally Grown farm that utilizes a variety of sustainable and regenerative growing practices with its one-acre vegetable garden, small herd of cattle, broilers, laying chickens, beehives, and a small orchard. Set on hundreds of acres in what is now known as Highland County, VA, AMI acknowledges that the land on which we gather is the traditional and unceded territory of the Moneton, Monacan, and Manahoac Peoples. Fellows live in the Lodge, a shared-use building that includes semi-private bedrooms, commercial-style kitchen, living area, office, and library.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 5/1/2023
Internship Ends: 10/27/2023
Number of Internship Available: 4
Application Deadline: 3/1/23
Minimum Length of Stay: 6 months
Looking to work hard, learn hard, and make a big difference in a rural food desert?
AMI’s tuition-free Farm Fellowship is six-month program designed for individuals interested in rural agriculture and sustainable farming. Farm Fellows will:
- Live and work on a Certified Naturally Grown farm, study and practice cottage industry skills, and distribute fresh produce to a remote, but lively, Appalachian community.
- Build a wide variety of practical farming skills through hands-on farm time and experiential learning, complemented by weekly educational and skills development sessions.
- Learn and participate in food preservation, poultry care and processing, rotational grazing, mushroom cultivation, beekeeping, herbalism, fruit cultivation, and business skills
- Assist with food distribution and sales via Farmers Market participation, a Community Supported Agriculture program, and food donations
Educational Opportunities: Weekly educational sessions in gardening, food preservation, poultry care and processing, rotational grazing, mushroom cultivation, beekeeping, herbalism, fruit cultivation, and business skills
Skills Desired: Some farming or gardening experience encouraged
Meals: Fellows receive farm-fresh vegetables and farm products, and a group pantry budget.
Stipend: Educational scholarships to all selected Fellows includes a $1,700 monthly stipend. Additional need-based scholarships are available for travel and gear expenses.
Housing: Fellows live in the Lodge, a shared-use building that includes semi-private bedrooms, commercial-style kitchen, living area, office, and library.
Preferred method of Contact: Email