The Farm Apprenticeship
Learn How To Farm
Do you want to learn how to farm? Do you want to work on a small ecological vegetable farm and gain skills in sustainable agriculture?
We offer a Full or Half Season training program and welcome anyone who is willing and able to perform most basic farm tasks, like hoeing, planting, weeding and harvesting. Those who are interested must be in decent physical shape, able to perform tasks outdoors for 8 hours a day, willing to share housing, and wishing to immerse yourself into a meaningful season on a small farm. No experience is necessary, but apprentices should have a strong interest in learning and practicing the skills of farming.
Apprentices participate alongside experienced farmers every day, & are involved in most of our day-to-day activities throughout the growing season. We offer weekly classes and field trips to cover different aspects of farming in more depth and offer a broad perspective on the many different styles and personalities of local agriculture. Our work schedule is 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. Those who participate are also welcome to take vacation time away from the farm.
Apprentices receive a living stipend starting at $400/month and housing in an older on-site farm house. (Additional stipend may be offered for more experience or improved performance.) Housing is shared by two to four other apprentices. Apprentices have access to garden space and outbuildings.
We offer Full Season (6.5-month) and Half-Season (3-month) opportunities. The Full Season generally runs from April through early November. The Half-Season is generally from June through August. Other time periods may be possible. Those who qualify may be invited for a second season, with winter housing available.
All those interested are encouraged to apply for the training program, but priority is given to those who want to start or manage a small farm of their own in the future. We will teach you how to farm and grow your own food. If you want to learn, we want to hear from you!
Forms may be printed, filled out, and mailed to us.