Applying & Visiting
Anyone who sincerely desires to learn biodynamic agriculture and to partake in caring for a farm will be considered for an apprenticeship. Since 1987, people of all ages from the U.S. and abroad have joined us for study periods of up to 3 years. Ideally, we are seeking people who have had some farming experience, but the only absolute prerequisite for application is a willingness to participate fully in a hands-on experience of farm life for the duration of one's involvement.
With regard to the length of a work-study term, both farm and apprentice are best served by a full-season (March to December) commitment; a second year is recommended for those preparing for an agricultural venture of their own and for those wishing to focus on draft horse field work. Second-year apprentices may take on particular projects or additional responsibilities while continuing to participate with the first-year apprentice activities. Occasionally, there are a few short-term farm steward openings in the summer or fall.
If you are selected for a term of study with us, we pledge to support you in your training to the best of our ability while we balance meeting the farm's production requirements. In return, we ask that you make a commitment to the learning process with a willing and cheerful attitude toward your work and study, that you remain respectful of the way in which our family farm is operated, and that you help to maintain the farm organism that is our educational facility.
Please print, complete, and send us an application. We have found that it is beneficial for prospective apprentices to visit with us for a few days to a week prior to making a commitment for the season. After we receive your application, we will get in touch with you by phone or email to discuss further questions you may have and to arrange a time for you to visit the farm.