The goal of the apprenticeship program at SBFUAP is to provide a training ground for aspiring farmers and gardeners by teaching the basic concepts and practical applications of organic food production, and to use agriculture as a platform to show how alternative food systems tie into the larger social issues of food security, social justice, and public health. More info about the farm on the website: www.soilborn.org.
Apprentices work and live on a 25-acre certified organic ranch utilizing field-scale agricultural techniques. Produce is distributed to several outlets in the county of Sacramento including farmers markets, a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, produce stands, and retail stores. A portion of all food production is subsidized and sold to low income residents.
The apprenticeship runs from March 15 to October 31.
Compensation: $300/mo, housing (large tents), staple food goods and food from the farm.
Apply in winter for upcoming season. More info and application available at www.soilborn.org/apprenticeship.html.