We are currently accepting applications for 1-2 year apprentice positions beginning April 1. At Sankanac CSA we believe that the health of land and people are deeply interdependent. We are deeply committed to the use of biodynamic methods, which allows us to strengthen our fragile ecosystem as well as provide food of the highest quality to our local community. Activities in the CSA include plant propagation, greenhouse management, pruning, crop cultivation, harvesting, tractor and equipment operation and maintenance, irrigation, livestock management, composting, making and using the biodynamic preparations. Sankanac CSA is part of Camphill Village Kimberton Hills (link is external), a 432 acre agricultural and crafts community which focuses on life-sharing and specifically includes adults with disabilities. Our head gardeners oversee this enterprise with a crew of over 10 gardeners (including individuals with special needs, apprentices, service volunteers, and interns).
A strong theoretical component to the training will be emphasized, and include regional farm tours and monthly seminars through SAITA. Weekly study groups on Biodynamic Agriculture and Anthroposophy during the Winter months, as well as weekly participation in the Kimberton Hills orientation to Camphill and community life are available to one and two year volunteers. We live and work with people with developmental disabilities- the CSA is embedded within the eco-village of Kimberton Hills.
Apprentices live in a village house and share life with people of varying abilities. Apprentices receive room and board, free access to village vehicles, and a monthly stipend of $175. They will receive health coverage after 3 months. Apprentices may be asked to help in the house they live in. They have one full day per week off, not necessarily on the weekend, and 21 days of vacation per year. Apprenticeships run from April 1 - March 31 most years.
To submit an application, please contact our Admissions office by email at email@example.com or call (610) 935-3963. For more information, please visit our website at www.camphillkimberton.org and our listing on the BDA website at https://www.biodynamics.com/nabdap-sankanac-csa