REGENERATIVE APPRENTICESHIP – Two Creek Farm
Last Updated On: noviembre 1st, 2023 at 01:54PM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
Two Creek Farm
65 Woods Road
Lakewood, Pennsylvania, 18439
Primary Contact: Brent Habig
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Two Creek is a diversified regenerative organic farm in Northeast Pennsylvania. We raise pastured poultry, forested pigs, and grass-fed cattle and sheep. We also have a 1/2 acre market garden and fruit and nut orchards. Our farming approach prioritizes animal welfare and ecology. In addition to being a profitable commercial farm, we have an educational mission to accelerate our transition to a regenerative food system.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 4/1/2023
Internship Ends: 9/30/2023
Number of Internship Available: 3
Application Deadline: March 1, 2023
Minimum Length of Stay: 60 days
Two Creek’s Regenerative Apprenticeship Program is a residential program that provides both theoretical and practical experience in regenerative and organic agriculture to aspiring farmers. Our 2023 program will support three apprentices. The core of this program is a customized learning agenda including skill development through participating in ongoing farm management and through leading special projects.
Apprentices receive full room and board. We mostly eat our own or locally-grown produce. Apprentices stay in the historical farm house on the property, which is equipped with a kitchen, three bedrooms, full bath, and wood stoves with access to a private gym.
Come and learn how to become a regenerative organic farmer!
We work with each apprentice to develop a personalized learning plan. Apprentices rotate across our major work areas (e.g. livestock, orchards, market garden, marketing, business management) and then specialize in a few key areas. Learning plans include daily chores (e.g. pasture moves) and special projects (e.g. water system set-up). This hands-on work is informed by relevant frameworks such as Allan Savory’s Holistic Management, P.A. Yeomans’ Scale of Permanence and Keyline Design, and Bill Mollison’s 12 Principles of Permaculture.
The typical day includes chores at the beginning and end of the day (e.g. animal moves, garden harvest) with the bulk of the day focused on special projects (e.g. planting silvopasture). The weekly heartbeat is our weekend farmers’ markets, so we will generally harvest and pack up for those on Fridays.
Apprentices must have a demonstrated interest in regenerative agriculture. Hands-on experience with gardening or livestock is a plus. Our apprenticeship program season runs from March 1 through October 31. While it is not a requirement to stay the entire duration, we prefer longer vs shorter stays. Lastly, we will prioritize candidates who demonstrate the ability to put in hard work, flexibility across a wide range of tasks, a positive track-record of taking initiative, and the ability to work well in a team.
LIFE ON THE FARM
Apprentices are encouraged to explore our beautiful corner of Pennsylvania. On farm, we have a 1/2 acre spring-fed pond for swimming and fishing and 60 acres of woodlands for forest bathing, foraging and hiking. We are surrounded by forests, lakes and rail-trails, and are close to the Delaware river, so there are plenty of opportunities to hike, bike and boat nearby. There are small country towns to explore, and we have local bus service to New York City. We have a piano available for musicians / ensembles.
Educational Opportunities: See description above
Skills Desired: Demonstrated interest in regenerative / organic farming.
Preferred method of Contact: email