Wednesday, September 18, 2013

EarthDance Accepting 2014 Apprentices

Do you daydream about the farming life? Does your love for heirloom tomatoes border on obsession?

Are you secretly convinced that earthworms make the best pets? Most important: Are You Ready to Get Your Hands Dirty?

Then apply to join EarthDance’s 2014 Farm & Garden Apprenticeship!

The apprenticeship consists of hands-on training in farming and gardening techniques, weekly classes on topics such as soil stewardship, organic pest management, preserving the harvest, and more. Additionally, apprentices make monthly visits to neighboring farms and gardens, to gain inspiration and network with agricultural professionals.

Increased access to fresh produce is a benefit as well—apprentices take home a share of the harvest each week. The program is a time commitment of 9.5 hours per week, and tuition for the program is $750. Some full and partial scholarships are available. Application instructions are available here. Want to learn more about the program? Read more here.

Interested applicants are encouraged to visit the farm while the 2013 program is still in progress, through early November. You are welcome to schedule a tour or a volunteer opportunity. To set up a date, please contact Matt Lebon:

For questions about the program, email

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