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Heartbeat Learning Gardens
Yellow Springs, OH
Contact: Tim Honchel
Last Updated: 01-19-2018
General Description: Heartbeat Learning Gardens teaches simple living, cooperative culture, and sustainable agriculture on a small farm near Yellow Springs, Ohio. By building skills and nourishing a deep connection to food, nature, and one another, we aim to promote the long-term health of individuals, communities, and ecosystems. In addition to the training program, we offer workshops, educational visits, and manage a CSA.
Internship Starts: 04-15-2018
Internship Ends: 10-15-2018
Number of Interns: 4
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 months
Meals: Participants have lunch with staff on weekdays and receive a weekly supply of fresh farm food and staples for other meals. The kitchen is shared by all participants.
Educational Opportunities: Our program seeks to balance the practical and the theoretical by combining hands-on training with more formal study. Participants learn:
-different approaches and philosophies to farming
-the science behind plant growth
-how to plant, care for, harvest, and process vegetables
-how to manage a farm business
-the history of food production
-cooking and nutrition
-how to live and work with others in effective and enjoyable cooperation
-how to feel confident and fulfilled while living simply and connected to nature
Stipend: Scholarships available by request for additional living expenses.
Housing: Participants live on site for the duration of the program. Accommodations are intentionally simple: a private room and a lounge, kitchen, and bathroom shared with the other participants.
Preferred method Of Contact: Email
Internship Details: Spend the summer living, working, and studying on a small farm in southwest Ohio. Our 3-6 month farmer training program can help you learn skills, gain confidence, meet people, and have fun. By the end of the program, our hope is that you have what it takes to manage a small farm on your own.
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