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Regenerative/Biodynamic Apprenticeship Program at Apricot Lane Farms - 10638

Job Title: 
Regenerative/Biodynamic Apprenticeship Program
Apricot Lane Farms
10700 broadway rd
93021 moorpark , CA
US
Job Type: 
Internship
Employment Type: 
Full-Time
Job Description: 

Our apprenticeship program offers a 6-month, paid opportunity for 3 candidates looking to fully immerse themselves in learning about regenerative agriculture. From holistic livestock management, to vermicompost and soil fertility, this program aims to provide you with a truly educational experience and leave you with the knowledge and skills of working a regenerative farm.

Over your 6-month stay, you will spend 80+ hours with each department on the farm-- gaining an in-depth understanding of how our farm functions and incorporates ecology into agriculture. Your work will look just like ours— extremely labor-intensive and rewarding. We are looking for people who have a deep interest in regenerating and establishing relationships with the land; the ideal candidate is a hard-working individual that is eager to learn, works well within a community, and perseveres through difficult situations.

Our program runs two times a year: the Spring/Summer 2021 program is March 28th-September 25th 2021 and the Fall/Winter 2021/22 program is September 26th, 2021- March 26th, 2022.

During your stay you’ll work 6 days a week, with the general schedule being Sunday through Friday 6:30am–4:00pm, and Saturdays off. A farm is of course a 24/7 job, so there will be certain days, or seasons (like lambing season) where hours will shift. The program requires a full commitment, including all holidays.

Below is an overview of the departments you’ll work with, as well as an example schedule.
Poultry– Laying hens, meat chickens, laying ducks
Livestock– Cattle, sheep, pigs, horse, guardian dogs
Vermicompost/Composting- Compost tea, farm fertility
Vegetable Garden
Farmers Market/Packhouse
Orchard Maintenance
Landscaping
Native Habitat
Mechanics
Infrastructure

Application Instructions: 

If you are sure this program is of interest to you, and this opportunity to work hard and learn a ton through our apprenticeship program is a good fit, please fill out the application linked below. As part of the application process, you will be asked to submit a video and questionnaire. After that, we will interview you virtually and follow up with a mandatory 5-day, on-farm trial.

Please email apprenticeship@apricotlanefarms.com to request an application. As part of the application process, you will be asked to submit a video and questionnaire. After that, we will interview you virtually and follow up with a mandatory 5-day, on-farm trial. Unfortunately, we cannot respond to every application, but if you meet the requirements we’re looking for, we will contact you. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you!

https://www.apricotlanefarms.com/get-involved/apprentice/

Job Categories: 
Farming/Agriculture