The season-long apprenticeship is a residential program designed to provide adult Christians with an operational understanding of our Community Supported Agriculture program, HarvestShare. In 2017, the apprenticeship will run for 30 weeks, from late April through November.
HOW TO APPLY:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Admission is rolling through February 1.
ADMISSIONS DEADLINE: We will make decisions within two weeks of your in-person interview.
To apply, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or letter to the address below, with an 800 word (maximum) description of yourself and why you are interested in our apprenticeship. An in-person interview will follow for qualified applicants. Note: Applicants must be 21 or older. Ideal candidates have either served as one of our summer interns or have commensurate experience with another market garden/farm.
Anathoth Community Garden & Farm
PO Box #138
Cedar Grove, NC 27231
>> 2017 Season-Long Apprenticeship Application Form
>> 2017 Season-Long Apprenticeship Reference Form
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Anathoth operates a successful sliding-scale Community Supported Agriculture program called HarvestShare which in 2017 will provide 180 households of all income levels with a weekly supply of fresh produce for up to 32 weeks. We are an ideal place to learn the ins-and-outs of integrating the CSA model into a community garden/farm ministry. With both a garden and farm site, we prepare apprentices with an array of tools and techniques that can be adapted to their setting. And given that there are special considerations for non-profit Community Supported Agriculture, we prepare apprentices with the skills to raise funds, communicate with Board and volunteers, and build a network of church support. If you have had some experience working on a production farm and wonder how to adapt that to a non-profit mission, or you have served with us as summer intern/field ed student and want the day-to-day experience of a full season: this apprenticeship is for you.
fundraising, financial reporting, board communication,
program (PR,outreach, communications, application review)
WHAT WE EXPECT:
- Hard-working, mature, physically-capable, self-initiating, enthusiastic individuals who are planning on using the skills and experience gained from this program to further their goals for running a ministerial CSA program in their community
- A minimum of 10 weeks working on a market/production farm (i.e. equivalent to a summer internship at Anathoth)
- Assistance in all aspects of running a 180-member CSA program including planting, harvesting, post-harvest handling, distribution, and field work
- Leadership role in the educational components of our summer internship programs for youth and young adults
- 40+ hours/ week (Tuesday-Saturday) commitment for 30 weeks, from late April through November (start and end dates flexible within a week)
- Full share of vegetables for the full season ($850 value)
- Living stipend of about $230/week to be dispersed on a bi-weekly basis (taxes will be withheld and a W2 Form issued)
- Five days of paid vacation leave