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Farmer Educator Apprentice Posted Dec 14, 2018
Eden Village Camp , Putnam Valley, NY
 
Farmer Educator Apprenticeship

Are you excited about contributing to a healthy, sustainable world? We offer an immersive 6-month apprenticeship for young adults motivated to learn farming and herbalism skills, live in a vibrant international community, and engage with Jewish experiential education. Apprentices live and learn at our beautiful camp in Putnam Valley, NY, in the heart of the Hudson Valley an hour north of NYC.

GROW WITH US

By joining the Farm Team at Eden Village apprentices will be farmers, tending to our farm, animals, and orchard, as well as lead herbal education for our spring, summer, and fall programs. Come ready to learn and contribute, and you’ll have abundant opportunities to teach using our fully-stocked apothecary classroom, and develop skills on a professional and personal level.

GAIN REAL SKILLS
- Herbalism - plant identification, drying & processing herbs, food as medicine, restoring the body, flower essences, magical plant traditions, cultivating & wildcrafting plants, plant and field walks.
-Sustainable Agriculture Training: plant propagation, irrigation systems management, cultivating healthy soil, chicken, goat, and bee care, herbs and medicinals, composting, harvesting, permaculture, tool use and safety.
-Farm-Based Education Training: lesson plan writing, classroom management, time management, and creativity across ages.
-DIY and Practical Skill-Building: cooking, fermentation, floral arrangement, carpentry, garden building, fire building, and more!
-Jewish Community Living: self-awareness and mindfulness, nonviolent communication, kindness, Shabbat, decision making, group process.

Apprentices will have an opportunity to develop as farmers and educators in our four focus areas:
-Annuals – vegetable, flower, and herb production spaces.
-Animals – goats, chickens, and bee care.
-Perennials – organic orchard, edible forest garden, and medicinal herbs.
-Educational Gardens – calendar garden, dye garden, permaculture & ancient grain spaces

Start Date: April 10, 2019

End Date: October 18, 2019

PREREQUISITES

We know farming and education are a continuous learning process, and though extensive experience is helpful it is not necessary. Willing curiosity and communication are required.

COMPENSATION

Paired with food and room and board in heated cabins separate from campers, your herb and farm education training will include a $4500 stipend. We also offer a recruitment bonus for each camper or staff you recruit.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Contact us at farm@edenvillagecamp.org and explore our website thoroughly to learn more about our farm and camp at Eden Village Camp.

TO APPLY
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