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Company Name Calypso Farm & Ecology Center (view profile)
Location Fairbanks, Alaska
Date Posted October 25, 2017
Category A Farm/Business Posting A Job
Job Type Apprentice: More than 4 month time commitment. Farmer will teach the farming trade.
Type of farm? Diverse (Animals/Plants)
Compensation none
Housing Available Yes
Housing Location On Farm
Meals Provided Yes
Application Process Learn more and find application materials at http://www.calypsofarm.org/education/farmer-training-program/. Program Cost: The total cost of the program is $4,100. This cost includes $700/month for room/board/instruction, $500 materials fee & $100 cleaning deposit. More cost details can be found in the Program Description file above. Beginning Farmer’s Bonus: Participants who complete the entire program (including their Whole Farm Plan) are eligible for a refund of up to 50% of the program cost (materials fee excluded) at the end of the season.
Food Provided Group lunches are prepared by staff on week days. Basic food staples, along with some dairy is included in tuition cost, and is stocked in the group kitchen.
Positions Available 6
Education Potential • Gain the farm production skills necessary for farming success: building healthy soil, greenhouse growing, irrigation, composting, animal husbandry, field planning, cultivation, harvest, CSA operations, farm infrastructure, farm equipment use, and using your working body safely. • Weekly Whole Farm Planning sessions lead you through the process of building a comprehensive business plan for a future farm, from choosing land and areas of production to marketing and creating a budget. • Build creativity and homesteading skills through exposure to green wood carving, birch bark, food preservation, blacksmithing, wool processing, construction, printmaking, and more. • Have your own special interests? Calypso’s staff will work with you to gear the program to your specific learning goals. Participants will have the opportunity to be involved in Calypso’s farm-based education programs, explore value-added product production, and work with Calypso’s food justice initiatives. College credit for this program is available through the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
Tag Words Bees, Chicken, Composting, Farm Tours, Flowers, Forestry, Fruit, Goats, Non-GMO, Organic, Permaculture, Seasonal, Sheep, Tourists (On Farm Events), Vegetable, Woodworking, Wool
Start Date 2018/05/07
Work Schedule 40-45 hours per week
End Date 2018/09/29
Description START A FARM. RUN A HOMESTEAD. BUILD COMMUNITY. Get the skills and hands-on experience you need to make it happen. Calypso Farm and Ecology Center’s 5 month, residential Farmer Training Program immerses participants in all aspects of farming: production, creativity and business planning.

Description

Type of farm?

Diverse (Animals/Plants)

Compensation

none

Housing Available

Yes

Housing Location

On Farm

Meals Provided

Yes

Application Process

Learn more and find application materials at http://www.calypsofarm.org/education/farmer-training-program/.

Program Cost: The total cost of the program is $4,100. This cost includes $700/month for room/board/instruction, $500 materials fee & $100 cleaning deposit. More cost details can be found in the Program Description file above.

Beginning Farmer’s Bonus: Participants who complete the entire program (including their Whole Farm Plan) are eligible for a refund of up to 50% of the program cost (materials fee excluded) at the end of the season.

Food Provided

Group lunches are prepared by staff on week days. Basic food staples, along with some dairy is included in tuition cost, and is stocked in the group kitchen.

Positions Available

6

Education Potential

• Gain the farm production skills necessary for farming success: building healthy soil, greenhouse growing, irrigation, composting, animal husbandry, field planning, cultivation, harvest, CSA operations, farm infrastructure, farm equipment use, and using your working body safely.

• Weekly Whole Farm Planning sessions lead you through the process of building a comprehensive business plan for a future farm, from choosing land and areas of production to marketing and creating a budget.

• Build creativity and homesteading skills through exposure to green wood carving, birch bark, food preservation, blacksmithing, wool processing, construction, printmaking, and more.

• Have your own special interests? Calypso’s staff will work with you to gear the program to your specific learning goals. Participants will have the opportunity to be involved in Calypso’s farm-based education programs, explore value-added product production, and work with Calypso’s food justice initiatives.

College credit for this program is available through the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Tag Words

Bees

Start Date

2018/05/07

Work Schedule

40-45 hours per week

End Date

2018/09/29

Description

START A FARM. RUN A HOMESTEAD. BUILD COMMUNITY. Get the skills and hands-on experience you need to make it happen.
Calypso Farm and Ecology Center’s 5 month, residential Farmer Training Program immerses participants in all aspects of farming: production, creativity and business planning.
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