Virginia – Paid Farm and Food Education Fellowship

Staunton, Virginia

Paid Farm and Food Education Fellowship – Allegheny Mountain Institute – Staunton, VA

The experiential 18-month AMI Fellowship prepares and empowers individuals to become teachers and ambassadors for a more vibrant and accessible local food system. Selected Fellows are fully funded to spend six months in immersive training on our farm campus (Phase I) and one year in service work with relevant partner organizations (Phase II).

Phase I – Farm Study
April 30-November 1, 2017

  • Gain hands-on experience in sustainable fruit and vegetable production, small animal husbandry, beekeeping, homesteading skills and more!
  • Study permaculture design, nutrition and wellness, community development with expert guest instructors, field trips, and daily educational sessions.
  • Free room and board in hand-crafted cabins. Receive $1,000 stipend upon successful completion.

Phase II – Service Application 
January 1- December 31, 2018

  • Work with AMI and Partner Organizations to help build healthy communities through food and education.
  • Manage school gardens, develop site-based curriculum, and teach cooking and nutrition.
  • Build leadership skills with monthly professional development sessions.
  • Receive stipend of $1,500/month (less payroll taxes) and Permaculture Design Certificate upon completion

Applicants must be physically fit, able to lift 50 pounds, walk distances up and down steep hills, work outdoors for extended periods of the day, and be comfortable living and working communally as a team in a remote, mountain setting.

 Applications are due by February 19, 2017 and are available at Applications considered on a rolling basis and are reviewed as soon as complete.

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Allegheny Mountain Institute admits candidates of any race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to Fellows. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and other school-administered programs.