Many of those who completed a youth internship last summer have been enjoying working as paid staff at events this fall at the farm. One thing our intern staff has requested, though, is a way to "level up", to specialize in some area that they found their greatest interest and strength in. This year we are opening our first apprenticeships - a maximum of four apprentices to one expert trainer.
We are working with our Youth Advisory Core to determine what areas most people are interested in. So far we know that there is a lot of interest in horsemanship, engineering, hard skills training, and land management. We are exploring more options as well such as beekeeping, chicken hatching and care, and animal husbandry.
Please reply with any ideas you might have for apprenticeships at the farm. We will have course offerings posted in February. Watch this space!