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Permaculture Apprentice Opportunity at Heartsong, Tumtum, WA

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Posted on: 01/21/2016 1:09 pm

Dates: April 2016 through October 2016 (dates are flexible)

Permaculture Apprentice Opportunity at Heartsong, Tumtum, WA 

Work/Study in Exchange for Room and Board

Now taking applications: Permaculture Apprentice Opportunity at Heartsong, Tumtum, WA.

Heartsong is accepting applications for an apprenticeship position which will begin in April, 2016 and last through October, 2016. We seek a motivated, neophyte permaculturist willing to commit to 4 hours of work and study, five days per week. Room and board provided in exchange.

For more details and to fill out an application, please go to: http://tinyurl.com/heartsong-application

Heartsong is a beautiful, 8 1/2-acre former retreat center nestled in a forest-ringed meadow just 20 miles northwest of Spokane, Washington. We are accepting applications for an apprenticeship position which will begin in April, 2016 and last through October, 2016. We seek a motivated, neophyte permaculturist willing to commit to 4 hours of work and study, five days per week. Room and board provided in exchange.

Plans for 2016, which the caretaker and apprentice will be tasked with implementing, include setting up for bee-keeping, growing the full garden for the first time (including weekly harvests and distributions), designing and constructing rainwater catchment, building an outdoor oven, putting up raspberry trellises, establishing a blackberry patch on a folding trellis, starting a flock of laying hens, tending the goat herd, seed saving, food preserving, coming up with a pasture management plan and continuing with planting the food forest. In addition, other general site maintenance, upkeep and improvements will also be included on the roster and determined from time to time.

Work/Study: The apprentice is expected to perform a minimum two hours of study per week which are included in the 20 hrs./wk. work requirement, following a lesson plan provided by the caretaker. The lesson plan will cover a broad range of topics related to permaculture with emphasis on subjects that apply to the work at hand. The apprentice will keep a journal and complete a written final project.

hsContact: Chrys Ostrander PO Box 1255 Tumtum, WA 99034 Email: farmrchrys@gmail.com

Photo by Estar.

Number of interns needed: 1

Kids Okay: No.

Pets Okay: No.

Car Required: No.

Work Hours: Part Time.

Learning Opportunities: On The Job.

Meals: Share With Family.

Housing: Yes.

Paid: No.