We are accepting applicants for two positions in 2016
1. SEASON- LONG APPRENTICESHIP
Season-long apprentices commit to holding the farm and its tasks as their central priority for the duration of the growing season. We work long days in the summer, and there is a lot of bending, stretching, carrying, harvesting, and processing to move the produce from farm to table. We work in all conditions and elements and expect our crew to be prepared and ready to meet the weather of the season.
Apprentices learn to work at a production scale pace, and are constantly expected to improve their efficiency, and be open to learning and refining their production skills together with the farmers throughout the season. Being a good farmer is like being a good athlete, it takes constant training and coaching to achieve your optimum performance with the most ease. We expect all apprentices to hold themselves to that standard during work hours. Flexibility to changes in protocol throughout the season is key, as we ourselves are refining our process each year.
During the first month, and throughout the season, each participant embarks on a personal journey of becoming an Agri-Culturalist. The apprenticeship is an intensive yet rewarding development of oneself in regards to nature and the surrounding world, and often involves shedding prior beliefs in favor of a more holistic worldview and a renewed sense of the Human being’s role in nature and our planet.
During the summer months we host a small group of additional interns who join us for 1-2 months at a time. Interns have less work hours than the apprentices, and spend some additional time learning material the apprentices have already learned.
In addition there are active permaculture design/build modules which the apprentices and summer interns partake in together.
Interns are also able to partake in any apprentice learning taking place at the time, and on days they are scheduled to work, all interns are expected to strive to meet the work pace set by the apprentices and farmers throughout the day.
Who We are Looking For:
Season long apprentices must be honest, open, respectful, driven by learning and a serious desire to dedicate your life of a full time basis to farming. You must be ready to work hard and keep a positive attitude.
We do not expect that you have a full season farming experience prior, but you must have at least one short term, or part time farming experience in the past.
How To Apply:
If our farm and our learning programs seem to be right for you, and you would like to be a part of what we are creating and growing, we look forward to hearing from you, and hearing about you.
We are looking for people who are serious about learning to farm, and are considering having, or running a farm of their own someday. Moreover, we are looking for people who are passionate about regenerating the earth through new forms of agriculture, and new forms of community engagement.
Please Send the following to CommonHandsFarm@gmail.com
We look forward to hearing from you and building a strong, caring, and co creative team!