Updated on Feb 14, 2019
Contact informationFarm Address:
7034C Hwy 291
Tumtum , Washington , 72959
Primary Contact: Chrys Ostrander
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: "Heartsong is a beautiful, 8 1/2-acre former retreat center nestled in a forest-ringed meadow just 20 miles northwest of Spokane, Washington. The owners are accepting applications for apprenticeship positions for the growing season which will begin in April, 2019 and last through October, 2019. Applicants may apply for one or more one- to three-month periods during the season. The Heartsong families seek motivated, neophyte permaculturists willing to commit to 4 hours of work and study, five days per week. Room and board provided in exchange. One apprentice will be invited per period. All periods will be filled in advance of the season. The apprentice will work and study under the guidance of Heartsong's caretaker, Chrys Ostrander, who is a certified permaculture designer. The caretaker and apprentice will be tasked with implementing an ever-evolving work plan, including enhancing and maintaining the 8000 sq. ft. polyculture garden (including weekly harvests and distributions), maintaining a flock of laying hens, tending the goat herd, re-establishing a honeybee colony, seed saving, woody plant propagation, food preserving, developing a pasture management plan and continuing with planting the food forest. In addition, other general site maintenance, upkeep and improvements will also be included in the work plan as determined from time to time."
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 4/1/2019
Internship Ends: 10/31/2019
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: 3/15/2019
Minimum Length of Stay: 1 mo.
Educational Opportunities: "Work/Study: The apprentice is expected to perform a minimum two hours of study per week which are included in the 20 hrs./wk. work requirement, following a lesson plan provided by the caretaker. The lesson plan will cover a broad range of topics related to permaculture with emphasis on subjects that apply to the work at hand. The apprentice will keep a journal and complete a written final project. "
Meals: Shared kitchen. Food provided.
Housing: "20 ft. diameter, wood yurt with electricity, phone and wood stove."
Preferred method of Contact: email.