Position: Farm Apprentice

Farm Apprentice

Responsibilities

SCHEDULE: April through October

AT KROKA FARM, apprentices have a unique opportunity to learn about organic and biodynamic farming, work with students in a farm setting, and live in a robust intentional community of exceptional young people.Overseeing daily chores and maintenance of farm

LEARNING THE TRADE

  • Working side by side with experienced and dedicated farmers on a working educational farm
  • Dairy – milking, yogurt and cheese making, holistic small-herd management
  • Poultry – sustainable egg production, humane practices, and rotational flock grazing
  • Draft horse work
  • Fruit and vegetable gardening – growing a variety of healthy fruits and vegetables for our community of 100 people using organic and biodynamic practices including processing and preserving the harvest

 

  • Working with 800 students over the course of the growing season during morning chores, farm work projects, and specific farm programs and camps
  • Observing experienced educators
  • Receiving feedback from mentors and developing effective teaching styles

DEVELOPING PERSPECTIVE

  • Monthly work visits to a diversity of progressive farms in Vermont and New Hampshire
  • Weekly class with focus on biodynamic agriculture, homesteading, sustainability, and re-connecting to the earth and all living things while developing an understanding and intention of healing the land and preserving it for future generations

COMMUNITY LIVING

  • Sharing a canvas wall tent set amidst the Kroka staff village
  • Developing personal living habits in harmony with the natural world
  • Opportunity to participate in paddling, climbing, hiking, and other adventure and wilderness skills training with Kroka guides

STIPEND AND BENEFITS

In addition to a stipend of $100 per week, apprentices receive delicious meals and comfortable eco-housing on the Kroka campus, and invaluable educational experiences.

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