Business / Organization Name: 
Heartsong LLC
Contact Person: 
Chrys Ostrander
Email Address: 
Phone Number: 
9142460309
Street Address: 
7034C Hwy. 291
City: 
Tumtum
State: 
WA
Zip Code: 
99034
Job Title: 
Permaculture Apprenticeship Opportunity in Eastern Washington
Job Type: 
Apprenticeship
Job Description: 
Heartsong is a beautiful, 8 1/2-acre former retreat center nestled in a forest-ringed meadow just 20 miles northwest of Spokane, Washington. The owners are accepting applications for apprenticeship positions for the 2018 growing season which will begin in April and last through October, 2018. Applicants may apply for one or more one- to three-month periods during the season. The Heartsong families seek motivated, neophyte permaculturists willing to commit to 4 hours of work and study, five days per week. Room and board provided in exchange. One apprentice will be invited per period. All periods will be filled in advance of the season. Plans for 2018: The apprentice will work and study under the guidance of Heartsong's caretaker who is a certified permaculture designer. The caretaker and apprentice will be tasked with implementing an ever-evolving work plan, including enhancing and maintaining the 8000 sq. ft. polyculture garden (including weekly harvests and distributions), maintaining a flock of laying hens, tending the goat herd, re-establishing a honeybee colony, seed saving, woody plant propagation, food preserving, developing a pasture management plan and continuing with planting the food forest. In addition, other general site maintenance, upkeep and improvements will also be included in the work plan as determined from time to time.
Stockbridge Majors: 
Plant and Soil Sciences
Sustainable Food and Farming
Sustainable Horticulture
Application Deadline: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Minimum Qualifications: 
We seek motivated, neophyte permaculturists (newbies) with little experience but great passion.
Wage, Salary & Benefits Description: 
Room, board, stipend.