A Hands-On, Immersive Permaculture Experience
Our Permaculture Apprenticeship Program is in hiatus for 2017.
In past years, the program has offered immersive instruction and work experience in permaculture practices, including land stewardship, whole systems design, natural building, micro-enterprise, urban farming, and public education.
In 2016, 14 apprentices graduated after working alongside mentors at various host sites. The apprentices broadened their permaculture knowledge through coursework and site visits while discovering the necessary tools needed to teach their own communities the skills they'd learned throughout the growing season.
2016 Host Sites
- SLP Seeds
- Seed Sages
- Frogtown Farm
- Silent Sun Farms
- Lily Springs Farm
- Project Sweetie Pie
- Tiny Diner and Farm
- Bootstrap Urban Farm
- Bluebird Hill Homestead
- Spark-Y Youth Action Labs
- Waite House Community Center
- Cornercopia Student Organic Farm
In a typical year, participants complete five educational sessions and up to 100 hours of hands-on field work with their host site. Field hours are scheduled to suit both host sites and apprentices throughout the growing season.
- Care for the Future: Sustainable Finance; Storytelling
- Care for People: Body as an Ecosystem; Personal Permaculture
- Care for Earth: Ecological Cycles & Processes; Water & Soil; Plants & Animals
- Foundation Setting: Introduction to Permaculture; Power, Privilege, Permaculture
Interested in learning more? Contact us with any additional questions you have.