[cg] organic farm apprenticeship available
RWS Ecosystem Farm Organic Farm Apprenticeship
RWS Ecosystem Farm
3400 Bryan Point Road
Accokeek, MD 20607
Contacts: Shane LaBrake
(301) 283-2049 FAX
e-mail: email@example.com (Please, no emailed apprenticeship inquiries.)
We offer a nine month apprenticeship position for those seriously committed to
learning the craft of farming. The position starts April 1999. Individualized
instruction and experience are offered in all aspects of organic vegetable
production, including the use of modern farm machinery
We operate a Community Supported Agriculture Program (CSA), that serves 80
households. We grow over 65 varieties of vegetables, herbs, and flowers. We
are a demonstration farm actively engaged in adaptive research and education.
We farm on an eight acre field that is certified organic. The field has a long
history of harmful farming practices, thus soil regeneration is a major
component of our work.
The farm is located within the boundaries of Piscataway Park / National Parks
East and is managed by The Accokeek Foundation in trust with the National
Parks Service. The farm sits on the banks of the Potomac River across from
Mount Vernon in Southern Maryland.
Experience in organic agriculture is preferred, though not necessary. A strong
desire to learn, work outdoors in all types of weather, and work hard under
pressure are required. The apprentice will work from mid-April through
December. There can be an option to stay for a second season as a senior
apprentice. We offer a monthly stipend of $1250 and will assist the apprentice
in finding local and affordable housing. The Accokeek Foundation is an Equal
If interested please contact Shane LaBrake at the above phone number.
John Edward Verin
BTW, if you don't know how to grow your own food you don't really have any clout, Y2K or not, so... LEARN!
How many millions of Americans live in poorly made, over-priced houses built on farm land, race twice daily at deadly speeds to and from a toxic city to do a job they don't really like in a plastic office so they can get money to give to someone else in order to eat food?
Food is power... are you in control of yours?
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