Apprentice positions on a biodynamic dairy farm or CSA garden!
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Kimberton Hills Dairy is a certified organic, pasture-based dairy embedded in an intentional community with people of differing abilities. We are now accepting applications for Dairy apprentices, positions which integrate hands-on practical training with a solid theoretical study of Biodynamic Agriculture. Camphill Village Kimberton Hills is a 432-acre farming and craft community that includes adults with developmental disabilities, of which the Dairy manages 210 acres.
Sankanac CSA is a 300 member CSA (Community Supported Agriculture, a model where community members buy shares in the farm) vegetable garden growing a diverse seasonal mix of vegetables, flowers, herbs, and berries on 15 acres that also tends a small herd of mixed livestock (sheep, goats, donkeys). The CSA incorporates draft horses into the operation alongside tractors and other machinery. Activities in the CSA include plant propagation, greenhouse management, pruning, crop cultivation, harvesting, tractor and equipment operation and maintenance, irrigation, livestock management, composting, and making/using the biodynamic preparations.
Village-wide, we are deeply committed to using of biodynamic methods which allow us to strengthen our fragile ecosystem as well as provide food of the highest quality to our local community.
The CSA offers apprenticeships modeled after the Biodynamic Association's now-defunct Apprenticeship Program. CSA apprentices attend classroom trainings on biodynamics as well as receive ongoing hands-on experience and instruction in using biodynamic principles and methods.
Agricultural experience is helpful but not necessary; apprentices should be mobile on their feet and interested in a challenging but rewarding experience.
Apprentices live in a village house and share life with people of varying abilities. Apprentices receive room and board, free access to village vehicles, and a monthly stipend of $175. They will receive health coverage after 3 months. They may be asked to help in the house they live in. They have one full day per week off, not necessarily on the weekend, and 21 days of vacation per year. Apprenticeships run from April 1 - March 31 most years.
We'll work with your schedule.
PO Box 10451601 Pughtown RoadKimberton, PA 19442
- Animal Care / Handling
- Relationship Building
- Critical Thinking
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Must love people and cows!