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Farm & Food Education Fellowship Allegheny Mountain Institute

  • Date Posted November 06, 2018
  • Location Staunton, VA
  • Category Agriculture / Nonprofit
  • Job Type Educational program
Company Description

Growing Food, Building Community. Allegheny Mountain Institute is a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit whose mission is to cultivate healthy communities through food and education. Our vision is to create a thriving network of collaborative, vibrant communities, who value the connection between food and health.

AMI's flagship program is a fully sponsored Farm and Food Education Fellowship. In addition, AMI successfully incubated a Farm to School Program at the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind. AMI launched a Farm to Hospital program with Augusta Health in 2018.

Job Description

AMI's 18-month Fellowship prepares, empowers and funds individuals to become teachers and ambassadors for a more vibrant and accessible local food system.

Selected Fellows are fully sponsored to spend six months in immersive training on our farm campus (Phase I) and then transfer skills learned through one year in service work with AMI and partner non-profit organizations (Phase II).

AMI's Fellowship creates strong leaders who successfully work to build more cohesive community food systems.  

Phase I – Farm Study (May 13-October 30, 2019)

  • Gain hands-on experience in sustainable fruit and vegetable production, small animal husbandry, beekeeping, homesteading skills and more on our mountain farm in Highland County, VA.
  • Study regenerative farming, nutrition and wellness, herbalism, Permaculture design, and community development through expert guest instructors, field trips, and educational sessions. 
  • Explore local food system leadership opportunities through participation with school garden activities, a weekly farmers market, farm stay programming and more.
  • Experience living in a deciduous rain forest on the Eastern Continental Divide, reside in handcrafted cabins, and share farm-fresh meals supplemented with whole food staples.
  • Tuition to Phase I is fully subsidized by AMI for all Fellows who fulfill the AMI Fellowship requirements, including participation in the Phase II year of service. Phase I Fellows receive $1,000 stipend upon signature and commitment to the Phase II contract. Additional benefits include: room and board, paid time off.

Phase II – Service Application (January 6 - December 18, 2020)

  • Apply Phase I training and work with AMI and Partner Organizations to help build healthy communities through food and education in Highland and Augusta Counties, Virginia.
  • Contribute to projects such as: growing food and increasing food access, developing local food system infrastructure, and creating and teaching site-based garden curriculum.
  • Build farming and leadership skills through monthly continuing education opportunities, field trips and workshops.
  • Grow through monthly mentorship and support by AMI staff.
  • Earn $10 per hour (less payroll taxes, paid bi-weekly). Additional benefits include: Workers’ Compensation coverage, paid time off and health leave.
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