Spikenard Farm and Apiary
Strategic Relations Fellowship
Founded in 2006, Spikenard Farm and Apiary is an educational center which offers training in beekeeping, and Biodynamic farming and gardening. Located in west central Illinois, Spikenard seeks to transform 610 acres of farmland badly damaged by conventional farming practice into a vibrant Biodynamic farm organism where holistic research and training may thrive, and where the connection between sustainable farming systems and healthy human development is fostered.
The Spikenard team is working to actively build its capacity to fulfill these goals. Because of its unique position as an emerging center for honeybee research and its location in the North American heartland, Spikenard is poised to make a significant contribution to the future of agriculture. Spikenardâ€™s founder, Gunther Hauk, is an internationally recognized leader in Biodynamic farming and gardening and author of the book Toward Saving the Honeybee. He provides training to groups around North America, and works hands-on at Spikenard with the farming, beekeeping, and educational programs.
The Spikenard Strategic Relations Fellow will have a unique opportunity to become part of the dynamic and committed team formed by Mr. Hauk, his coworkers, and the Spikenard Board of Directors. This team is working to raise awareness of Spikenardâ€™s mission and to develop relationships that will advance that mission. The Fellow will be a part of a vibrant learning and working community, building bridges to the wider community and making a substantive contribution to the organizationâ€™s resource infrastructure. It is an opportunity to come in on the ground floor of a significant initiative with a bright future, and to play a significant role in a pioneering agricultural venture.
The Fellow will be expected to:
12 months to 18 months (negotiable)
The Fellow will receive a monthly stipend (amount dependent on qualifications). Other benefits, including room and board for the duration of the Fellowship, are negotiable. In addition, the Fellow will have a unique opportunity to learn Biodynamic principles and resource and program development first-hand, laying the groundwork for a career in sustainable agriculture.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Please send resume or CV with three references and a thoughtful cover letter highlighting qualifications and interest in working for Spikenard Farm.
E-mail materials by attaching them in a Word or .pdf format to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: Spikenard Farm and Apiary, R.R. 3 Box 167, Carrollton, Illinois 62016.
Please, no phone inquiries.