The Sustainable Living Internship Program is a 2 month residential program for those who want to learn how to live a more sustainable lifestyle, on the Land and in community and experiencing deep ecology. Interns are taught all phases of organic gardening, from greenhouse to harvest and food preservation (we have extensive and beautiful gardens), plant identification, composting methods, living in place, herbal medicine, vegetarian cookery, community studies, environmental ethics, fire ecology, firewood gathering, storing and use of, hosting guests at a remote educational retreat center, landscaping and maintaining of equipment, and more.
The internship is mostly a hands-on experiential opportunity, a good measure of hard work in a strikingly beautiful setting, guided hikes into the surrounding wilderness, community gatherings, and there is also the academic aspect focused on environmental ethics and community studies. For this you receive 2 Antioch University credits for the 2 month session. We will meet in "class" formally and informally several times weekly, usually in the evenings or at another mutually agreed upon time. Interns keep their own vegetarian kitchen and share community repasts often each week.
We provide interns with a lovely and spacious 2-story cabin to share with other interns with separate sleeping spaces upstairs and living/kitchen below. We also provide food in the form of a variety of legumes and grains, baking supplies, some condiments and garden food as it comes on ready for harvest. The internship is divided into three 2-month sessions: Apr/May, June/July, Sept/Oct. You may apply for one session or more after you have spent at least one month with us and we all agree a second (or even third!) session would be in everyone's best interest.
Sustainable Living Internship details are available on our website.