Apprentice on a biodynamic farm

Published

10/10/2018

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

PO Box 1045
1601 Pughtown Rd
Kimberton
PA
19442
United States

Description

Sankanac CSA is now accepting applications for Garden apprentices who seek hands-on practical as well as theoretical training in biodynamic agriculture. Apprentices will participate in all areas of gardening as well as the running of a 300 member CSA. Our 15 acre garden is comprised of a diverse seasonal mix of vegetables, flowers, herbs, fruit and livestock including draft horses. We are strongly committed to using organic and biodynamic methods to enhance soil fertility and provide high quality food to our local community.


Sankanac CSA is embedded within Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, an intentional community that includes adults with developmental disabilities. In addition to the CSA, the village has craft worskhops (weavery, mosaic, pottery, fiber arts), an organic cafe and bakery, the Kimberton Hills Dairy, an orchard & vineyard, an apiary and many acres of woodlands.


We are a mentor farm through the North American Biodynamic Apprenticeship Program. Apprentices will receive hands-on practical training by working alongside an experienced mentor farmer. A strong theoretical component to the training will be emphasized, and include regional farm tours and seminars, weekly study groups on biodynamics and Anthroposophy, as well as weekly participation in the Kimberton Hills orientation to Camphill and community life.


We are also currently accepting applications for apprenticeships in our raw milk dairy, as well as applications for service volunteers (whose schedules are more varied).


Apprentices will have their own room in one of our "extended family" lifesharing houses, and meals are shared with your housemates. You'll also receive a monthly stipend.

Benefits

  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available

Benefits

  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

information@camphillkimberton.org
http://Pennsylvania

If interested in joining Kimberton Hills as a apprentice, please contact our Admissions Office at 610-935-3963, or by email at information@camphillkimberton.org, or for more information, visit our website at camphillkimberton.org. We'd be happy to answer any questions or send you an application!


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