French Lick, Indiana
Living Roots is a farming community and more specifically an ecovillage. Our primary focus is food (growing it, processing it, cooking it, and distributing it to others). We also focus on healing arts, natural building, off-the-grid living, and generally personal and community growth. Our vision is to create an integrated village where all residents can live in a holistic and empowered way.
One Assistant Farm Manager position to begin immediately to work alongside other managers and farm team.
Specific responsibilities for this position:
– Field Supervisor (working alongside farm manager)
– Saturday Farmers Market Manager
– Working closely with Apprentices and rest of farm team
General Description of Farm and apprenticeship program (that you will be working with): The EcoVillage operates a 75 acre farm, including a 4.5 acre market farm, 0.5 acre community garden, and a U-Pick strawberry patch. Our farm program is centered around permaculture gardening and organic farming and is for those who are committed to their education in these areas. We balance this farm work with the healing arts, which includes mentoring, massage and healing arts, yoga, and group process. Much time is also spent cooking, doing food fermentation, food processing, and eating directly from the land. We operate according to environmentally sustainable farming practices and also within a model that promotes personal sustainability and health. There are also options to study small business and sustainable living skills. We have four sessions each year and an option to work for the entire growing season, including during the winter. Please see our website for more info. Sometimes volunteers are needed for shorter periods or year round. Please inquire for availability.
Educational Opportunities: All aspects of market gardening: plant propagation, tending, harvesting, sales, marketing, delivery, farmers markets. Opportunities to work with EcoVillage animals: grass fed beef, chickens, or pigs. Also, permaculture and season extension. Sustainable living skills, including off the grid living, wholesome cooking, food fermentation/preservation, beer/mead making, cheese making, and solar oven cooking just to name a few. Learn how to make cheese, yogurt, and bread. Anyone on the farm team will also be able to learn massage and other healing arts such as energy work, yoga, and meditation (no prior experience needed in these areas). This will be incorporated into the program to give a more balanced approach to working with the earth.
Stipend of $1000/month depending on experience. And in addition to housing (listed below), farm leaders also receive food (for all 21 meals).
Housing: Accommodation in bunkhouse, camper, or small cabin – depending on availability.
Please see our website for more info.
Apply Online: http://www.indianacommunity.org/apprentice.htm