Thursday, July 3, 2014

Farm Apprenticeships and Education Apprenticeships at Fairview Gardens, Santa Barbara, CA

Deadline Extended to July 15th

The Fairview Gardens Apprenticeship program provides a hands-on direct experience in organic farming, sustainable food systems, and agricultural education. You will work alongside our farming and marketing staff, engaging in all activities essential to the operation of an organic and public education farm. Duties include planting, propagation, weeding, irrigating, farm clean up, animal maintenance and harvesting. In addition you are asked to devote one weekend per month to work a farmers market and gain an understanding of the sales part of farming. Apprentices work as a close team to develop an introductory understanding of organic farming as well as an understanding of the broader food systems in which farming is embedded. Topics covered include marketing, harvesting, caring for farm animals, plant ecology, soil systems, integrated pest management, food systems, farm finance, and farmers markets. Yurt housing and stipend provided.