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Posted: December 11, 2017 | Location: Kimberton, Pennsylvania

Sankanac CSA is now accepting applications for Garden apprentices who seek hands-on practical as well as theoretical training in biodynamic agriculture. Apprentices will participate in all areas of gardening as well as the running of a 300-member CSA. Our 15-acre garden is comprised of a diverse seasonal mix of vegetables, flowers, herbs, fruit and livestock including draft horses. We are strongly committed to using organic and biodynamic methods to enhance soil fertility and provide high quality food to our local community.    Sankanac CSA is embedded within Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, an intentional community that includes adults with developmental disabilities. In addition to the CSA, the village has craft workshops (weaving, mosaic, pottery, fiber arts), an organic cafe and bakery, the Kimberton Hills Dairy, an orchard & vineyard, an apiary and many acres of woodlands.    We are a mentor farm through the North American Biodynamic Apprenticeship Program. Apprentices will receive hands-on practical training by working alongside an experienced mentor farmer. A strong theoretical component to the training will be emphasized, and include regional farm tours and seminars, weekly study groups on biodynamics and Anthroposophy, as well as weekly participation in the Kimberton Hills orientation to Camphill and community life.    We are also currently accepting applications for apprenticeships in our raw milk dairy, as well as applications for service volunteers (whose schedules are more varied).    Apprentices will have their own room in one of our "extended family" life sharing houses, where they'll receive most of their meals as well as share some evening and weekend social time.