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2018 Vegetable Apprenticeship

About the Position:

Begins: March 19, 2018

Ends: November 21, 2018

Stipend: $10.00 an hour with paid overtime

Housing: Housing provided as available

Meals: Cook your own meals with our produce, eggs, meat and dairy

 

We are striving to produce the most nutrient dense food we can to feed people in need in Camden, Philadelphia, and Bucks County. Apprentices will participate in vegetable production while simultaneously supporting ecosystem services.  The connection we have to the soil food web will be explored through systems we are developing in vegetable production from market gardening to broad acre vegetables utilizing different approaches to reduce tillage and improve soil health. Day-to-day activities will be highly varied and there will be training throughout the year for each aspect of our production from seed to harvest.

Skills Desired: Endurance, ability to follow directions and to both learn and retain skills will be vital to successfully completing a season on the farm. Working as a team member is highly valued and encouraged. One season of experience working on a vegetable farm is desired.

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to  info@carversvillefarm.org

About the Program:

Carversville Farm Foundation (CFF) is a non-profit farm that combines ecological regeneration and agricultural production to serve our environment as well as our community. We currently distribute our farm products to soup kitchens and food pantries in the greater Philadelphia area to help improve access to wholesome, locally grown foods. CFF also sells some of its products. We are in the early stages of creating a diversified farm with intensive cover cropping, multi-species grazing, dairy, hay, vegetable, fruit and mushroom production.

Our apprenticeship program is designed as an introduction to regenerative land management. This includes learning to see the land holistically, beginning with an in-depth assessment of our ecological and cultural context. Apprentices will work a minimum of 40 hours/week with our full-time farmers on every aspect of production, and will also have the opportunity to attend workshops, classes, and trainings on and off the farm to support their professional development in regenerative agriculture.

 

Who We Want:

Carversville Farm Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants should possess the ability and desire to work hard in both an independent and diverse team setting, often in adverse weather conditions. Must be able to lift up to 40lbs. Must have a valid driver’s license. Applicants should also have the self-motivation to strive towards completing tasks quickly and efficiently. Good people skills and the willingness to work with volunteers are important. We’re seeking people who are reliable, organized, enthusiastic, have good communication skills and an attention to detail, and have an eagerness to learn the principles of organic and regenerative farming.

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