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Permaculture Homestead Internships 2014

Digging SwalesWe are excited to offer a personalized hands on learning opportunity for those interested in permaculture and homesteading. The full season internship focuses on all aspects of homesteading. Activities will be dependent on the season but will include: Seed starting, tree planting, swale building, cheese making, beer making, animal husbandry (pigs, ducks, chickens, goats, rabbits), vermiculture, animal processing, trail building, natural building (carpentry,plumbing, electrical, masonry, straw bale, cob, straw clay slip, framing, earthbags etc.), gardening, fermenting, fence building, earthworks, meal preparation, nutrition, rainwater catchment, drip irrigation, beekeeping, aquaculture, solar installation, spring restoration, remineralization, soil testing, soil food web compost/teas, biodynamics, forest gardening, medicinals, marketing, design, community building, pruning, grafting, plant propagation, bamboo farming, woodland crafts, foraging, terraces, hugellkultur beds, mushrooms, art, and more.



Homestead Training Includes:                        

  • Permaculture Nursery ManagementForest Gardening
  • Organic Gardening
  • Farming
  • Livestock Management
  • Homestead Butchery
  • Natural Building
  • Earthworks
  • Fermentation & Food Prep
  • Medicinals
  • Fertility Farming
  • Keyline® Design
  • Holistic Management
  • Agroforestry
  • Forest Gardening
  • Nature Awareness
  • Permaculture Design
  • Discounted Courses
  • Library Access
  • Appropriate Technology
  • Agrarian Village Setting
  • 2 meals a day

Requirements and Expectations:945253_507739062609394_2010783678_n

  • Must be 21 years or older
  • Paid in full before April 1
  • Physically fit
  • Omnivore
  • Rustic Living
  • Work well with others
  • 6-8 hours work per day
  • Homestead Chores
  • Must like children
  • Live in a tent
  • Playful work ethic
  • Eager to learn

Application Process:

  • Resume of related work experience
  • 2 references
  • Letter of Intent: expectations, skills, why are you applying, your story, what will you do when you leave, etc……
  • Phone Interview(s)
  • Applications due by March 15, 2014
  • Applicants chosen by March 22, 2014
  • Paid in full by April 1st
  • Payment: Check, Money Order, Paypal (3% charge)

Costs:in the permaculture garden with PDC students

  • $2500 dollars
  • Includes food, lodging, instruction, and resources
  • Free Introduction to Permaculture course
  • Free Introduction to Forest Gardening
  • Free Intro to Natural Building
  • Additional courses offered at a discounted rate (Keyline Design, Holistic Management, Permaculture for Educators, PDC, Earthworks, Food Forests, Applied Watershed Restoration)

Please contact Cliff or Jennifer here.

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