Soil Born Farms Apprenticeship
Phone: (916) 363-9685
California: Soil Born Farms is seeking one full season apprentice applicant to join four already accepted applicants for the 2013 season. The apprenticeship runs from March 1 to November 1.
The goal of the apprenticeship program at Soil Born Farms is to provide a training ground for aspiring farmers by teaching the basic concepts and practical applications of organic food production. This experience is contextualized within Soil Born Farm’s work using agriculture as a platform to tie Food Systems into the larger social issues of food security, social justice, food and nutrition education and public health.
Apprentices are exposed to all aspects of food production. They learn about propagation, irrigation, soil management, harvesting, marketing and many other related skills through a combination of hands-on learning and structured classes. Apprentices work and live on the American River Ranch, a 55-acre ranch utilizing field-scale agricultural techniques. They will also be exposed to work on our smaller Farm on Hurley Way, a 1.5 acre market garden, applying hand-scale bio-intensive gardening methods.
Produce is distributed to several outlets in the county of Sacramento including an on-site farm stand, a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, and retail and restaurant sales. Additionally a significant portion of our produce is donated to the Sacramento Food Bank to support low-income residents. This program is an educational experience but it is also a working apprenticeship; applicants should be prepared to work hard and commit themselves to the task of running a farm.
Housing: Canvas tents with access to shared kitchen, living room and bathroom.
Compensation: Stipend, food from the farm (vegetables, eggs, etc), food stipend,
More information and application available at:
Contact Antonio Garza, Farm Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org with completed application (see above link).