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This job expired on October 14, 2012

Farm Apprentice Heaven & Earth Farm

  • Date Posted August 15, 2012
  • Location Northern San Juan, CA
  • Category Agriculture
  • Job Type Full-Time
Job Description

ABOUT

Heaven and Earth is a small, highly diversified organic family farm on the San Juan Ridge of the SIerras.

We live and grow on a gorgeous 11 acres on the San Juan Ridge, between the Middle and South Forks of the Yuba River at 2500' in the northern Sierra Nevada, 30 minutes from Nevada City and Grass Valley. Our farm is a mixture of productive fields, orchards, pines, oaks, madrone, cedar and fir forest, with a seasonal creek and four distinct seasons. We live and participate in an interesting, diverse community with a very active rural cultural scene. Google Amigo Bob Cantisano to learn more about us.

We offer a supportive environment for growth, community living, education and fun. We grow a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, berries, flowers, herbs, seedlings, heirloom nursery stock, ornamentals, chickens and bees, using mostly hand methods and limited machinery. We market to farmers markets, neighborhood farmstand, direct to locals, wholesale to stores and restaurants, and at select events. You will learn a lot, and have a good time living and working on a diverse organic farm.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

  • Organic Plant Propagation
  • Nursery Work, Grafting and Budding
  • Greenhouse Production
  • Vegetable, Flower and Herb Market Gardening
  • Fruit, Berry and Grape Production
  • Orcharding
  • Direct Marketing
  • Composting
  • Seed Production
  • Bee Keeping
  • Chickens
  • Heritage Plant Exploration and Propagation
  • Homesteading Skills
  • Small Equipment Management
  • Ornamental Management
  • Community Living
  • Vegetarian and Vegan Food Preparation (and consumption!)
  • Food Preserving Skills such as drying, juicing, fermentation, baking, canning, freezing.

QUALIFICATIONS

What we need from you: A strong interest in agriculture and homesteading, love of nature, good work ethic, great attitude, flexibility, community cooperation, a good sense of humor, and open and ongoing communication.  The apprenticeship is for single people, no couples, sorry. We need your commitment for the remainder of this growing season, through November. Sorry, we are not able to accommodate short-term apprentices.

APPRENTICESHIP DETAILS

You will get housing and board, continuing education and a small stipend. We provide all food, 95% organic, and much of it from the farm. We eat a predominantly vegetarian diet, omnivores are welcome. There is a great outdoor kitchen and lounge, composting toilet, hot outdoor and indoor showers, computers, phones, laundry, etc.  Apprentices work 40 hours per week in exchange for excellent organic food, housing (room, solar powered trailer, or tipi) and $50 per week stipend. Hours above 40 are reimbursed at $8.00 per hour, starting salary. There is opportunity to earn a generous bonus at season's end.

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This job expired on October 14, 2012
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