New York State: Eden Village Farm seeks four Education Apprentices

3 Mar
Eden Village Camp (EVC) and the Jewish Farm School (JFS) seek 4 Farm Education Apprentices for the 2011 season on Eden Village Farm.  The apprenticeship begins in April and runs through October and offers a unique mix of responsibilities and learning opportunities.  The Apprentices participate in all aspects of the 2 acre farm: seeding, greenhouse production, soil preparation and amending, composting, cultivating, harvesting, weeding, animal care, fruit and orchard management, and tractor work. 
During summer camp, apprentices will lead a variety of farm-based activities and educational programs for campers of all ages, while also assisting in maintaining the daily operations of the farm, and various agricultural projects around camp.  When camp is not in session, JFS and EVC run a variety of educational programs on the site and the farm, including Sunday farm volunteer days, a fall harvest festival coinciding with the holiday of Sukkot, and other skills workshops.  Apprentices will be the lead farm educators for all of these programs. 

The apprentices will have ample learning opportunities, including weekly seminars in organic, small scale agriculture, trainings in Jewish environmental education, and participation in the Hudson Valley C.R.A.F.T. Program, a network for young organic farmers.

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