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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.
We are a Mentor Farm through the Biodynamic Association’s North American Biodynamic Apprenticeship Program (NABDAP). Apprentices who participate in the NABDAP program attend classroom trainings on biodynamics and receive a certificate in biodynamic farming upon completion. 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. Apprentices are expected to work around 40 hours per week including 2-3 early morning milkings. 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.