Friday, April 10, 2015

Farm Apprenticeships at the Farmhouse

The Farmhouse has up to 2 part-time Farm Apprentice posi­tions open. This is a volunteer position without compensation, but has potential to become a paid position following the apprenticeship.

Position Description
The Farmhouse is a long-term residential care facility for peo­ple with mental illness, located on a 12-acre property in West Davis. The Farm Apprentice will work closely with the Farm Manager to help manage a ½ acre seasonal vegetable garden, maintain the landscape around the house, and provide care for the animals, as well as assisting in the training and supervision of others on these tasks. The Farm Apprentice will work along­side the Farm Manager in two main activities: Vocational Work Project and Farm-to-Mouth. See (www.y3c.org) for more de­tails.

Eligibility Requirements
Flexible, dynamic, ready to learn, and hardworking
Accepting and understanding towards
individuals with mental illness
Minimum 1 year previous gardening/ farming experience
Valid California driver’s license & personal transportation