For the 2021 growing season:
-We are looking for 1-2 Individuals for Farm Work Exchange for a rustic place to live in our beautiful Vermont Cohousing Community; May through October. We require a 5-6 month commitment.
-We are launching a new 8 week Apprentice Program in the end of August. The program welcomes 3 individual to dive into hands-on learning on our Jewish Farm and Education center. Apprentices will learn skills in farming, natural building, community living, the rhythms of Jewish life in relation to the New England seasons, and event production. We work together 5 days a week with 4 hours of engaged classes each week. We culminate the program after the regional Sukkot on the Farm festival in October.
We are in our fourth year of cultivating our land for community, farm to school programming, camps, and Jewish festivals. This is a great opportunity to help build the grounds for a village, and get our perennial food systems to the next stage. Throughout the year, we are immersed in community education, natural building, regenerative farming, and meaningful community gatherings.
THE Work Exchange OPPORTUNITY: We are seeking an individual with some experience growing food and team leader to help manage our educational farm and facilitate parts of our new internship program in Fall 2021. This is a 6 month commitment of 25 hours a week, helping with farm and animal chores, supporting our educational camps, field trips and retreats, supporting our fall festival initiatives, and managing 3 interns Aug to Oct. We welcome couples or friends to split this position as we have found that our rural location is more fun when people come in groups (especially those used to a more busy social city life).
COMPENSATION: The six month stay includes 2 months of staying in your own cozy cabin as the weather warms. After two months, you can camp for free or rent the cabin for half price $250 a month. Your stay includes full use of our outdoor community kitchen and hot showers. As well, you will receive bi weekly classes during our fall internship program on topics ranging from Jewish spirituality, food preservation, fermentation and natural building.
TO APPLY: If you are interested in this position, fill out the application linked here.
The 6-month work trade position starts end of May, applicants must have experience with growing food.
More information about the 8 week apprenticeship program starting in August will be posted soon. We are seeking 3 candidates that are happy camping in rustic conditions.
Rustic housing options are available for the right candidate. Engage in work connected to the land!
Living Tree Alliance welcomes everyone and is committed to building a diverse community. We encourage BIPOC and LGBTQ applicants. Contact Melanie with more questions
“Living in community at Living Tree Alliance with other sojourners as well as locals from around the area made me feel at home. I loved our Shabbat dinners, celebrating Jewish rituals in new ways and re-connecting to nature! It was truly a privilege to be there and I can’t wait for my journey back there one day.”