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apprenticeship opportunity, salem CT

Posted: October 15 2012

Provider Farm is a diversified, biodynamic farm located in Salem, Ct. We grow 14 acres of vegetables for our CSA, farmer's markets and whole sale accounts. We also maintain a small heard of cattle for our grass-fed beef operation.. We believe that animal integration is essential for a sustainable farming system. Our goal is to combine efficient farm systems with holistic farm planning to create and run the best farm possible.
Apprentices will participate in all aspects of farming at Provider Farm. This includes feeding and care taking of the livestock; pasture rotation and management, seed propagation, transplanting, weeding, mulching, greenhouse management, harvesting and post harvest preparation as well as the use of biodynamic preparations. We aim to provide our apprentices with an in depth overview of all aspects of our operation and facilitate a mutually beneficial hands on learning opportunity.
Apprentices will work from mid-April until Thanksgiving. We will work 5 days a week in the early spring and late fall and 5 and a half days a week during the height of the season. Hours per day will vary with the season. Prior experience in agriculture is preferred but not required. We are seeking motivated, self-starters with a genuine passion for agriculture and a desire to learn. The ability to lift 50 lbs., work long hours in all weather and maintain a positive attitude is required
Apprentices will receive a monthly stipend and vegetables from the farm. Housing for apprentices is provided in their own, shared space. Apprentices will receive one week paid vacation during the season. Interested applicants should send resume, cover letter and three references to [email protected]

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