AT KROKA FARM, apprentices have a unique opportunity to learn about organic and biodynamic farming, work with students in a farm setting and live in a robust intentional community of exceptional young people. No prior farming experience is necessary, though a strong interest in both agriculture and community is essential to your success! Please visit our website for more information: https://www.kroka.org/
Kroka is just 2 hours from Boston and 4 hours from NYC though most folks tend to stay local because there is so much to do. While the Kroka campus has its own swimming pond, and hiking and biking trail network, our local area is also filled with areas to explore. Caves, climbing sites, mountain biking trails, and lakes a rivers is just the beginning of what our local playground has to offer. Staff often attend community pizza night at the bakery up the road, sunset hike up Pitcher Mountain, and paddle down stretches of the Ashuelot River. Training days take our staff and apprentices further from basecamp to learn from experts in the fields of climbing, biking, wildcrafts, paddling, and so on! Farm apprentices are welcome to join these training expeditions on their days off.
LEARN THE TRADE: Work side-by-side with experienced and dedicated farmers on a working educational farm Dairy- Milking, yogurt and cheese making, holistic small herd management, rotational grazing Poultry- sustainable egg production, humane practices and rotational flock grazing Fruit and vegetable gardening- Growing variety of fruits and vegetables for community of 100 people using organic and biodynamic practices including processing and preserving the harvest. GAIN TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Work with 800 students over the course of the growing season during morning chores, farm work projects and specific farm programs and camps Observe experienced educators Receive feedback from mentors and developing effective teaching styles DEVELOP PERSPECTIVE: Monthly work-visits to a diversity of progressive farms in Vermont and New Hampshire LIVE IN COMMUNITY: Share a canvas wall tent set amidst staff village Develop personal living habits in harmony with natural world Have opportunities to participate in paddling, climbing, hiking and other adventure and wilderness skills training with Kroka guides WORK HARD: Plants, animals, and students need our care and attention no matter the weather or circumstances. Sometimes you will work alongside our farmers, other apprentices, or with students. Sometimes you may work alone. No matter the circumstances, we will be counting on you to contribute. Our work is physically demanding, and must be done with care and attention to detail every single day.
Enjoy three delicious meals a day with the rest of the staff and student community. Meals are prepared by staff using as much farm food as possible including vegetables, fruit, raw milk, yogurt, eggs, chicken and beef. Any ingredients we don't grow on the farm are sourced from local and organic sources.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with resume and short cover letter or Online: https://www.kroka.org/hiring/farm-apprentice/ To apply, visit our website and fill out an application. Please contact our farmer, Ice, at email@example.com with any questions. We look forward to farming with you!