Apprenticeships

Apprentices are invited to join us for a three month exposure program.  Our apprenticeship begins anytime from May through the end of July and runs through the middle of October culminating in our regional Sukkot festival.  

We are in our second year of cultivating our land for apprenticeships, farm to school programming and Jewish festivals and rites of passage.   This is a great opportunity to help build the grounds for a village, and get our perennial food systems started.  Throughout the year, we are immersed in community education, building, farming, and the production of Jewish region-wide land-based festivals including our popular Sukkot on the Farm Festival of Impermanence, Shavuot on the Mountain, and Sugar and Shmooze Gathering.   

We offer 15 -30 hours of guided apprenticeship work exchange each week.   Apprentices gain significant skills, training, and experience in permaculture design, homesteading, farming, preservation, spiritual and multi-generational Jewish education, leadership development, and natural building.  Apprentices can expect to leave with skills and training in some the following:

FARMING:
- Crop planning, propagation, harvesting,
- Cultivating healthy soil, composting, vermicomposting, cover cropping
- Tool use and safety
- Pest management
- Animal care: sheep, chickens
- Permaculture design
- Wild edibles and herbal medicine

JEWISH SPIRITUALITY:
- Bringing depth, meaning and joy to Jewish spiritual practice.
- Exploring the self- reflective rhythm of the Jewish calendar
- Community based ritual design and leadership
- Developing Shabbat consciousness
- Grounding Judaism in the hands through creating Judaica and other community art projects
- Nutritional seasonal cleansing connected to the Jewish calendar

INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY:
- Group process and decision making
- Strategies for living communally
- Conflict resolution and non-violent communication
- Developing festival programming and ritual design that inspires transformation

SOCIAL ACTION AND LEADERSHIP:
- Food donation distribution skills
- Working with community partner organizations
- Grant Writing
- Farm to School curriculum design


Building:
- General carpentry and finished carpentry
- Stonework finished carpentry
- Farm Buildings
- Timber Framing

 Rustic housing options are provided and we are presently able to accept 2-3 interns at a time.  Engage in the work that is most interesting to you!

If you are interested be in contact with us for an application.  You can reach us through our website at www.livingtreealliance.com or contact Stacey at 603-387-8697 or at info@livingtreealliance.com or Craig at craig@craigoshkello,com