Apprentices should have an interest in Regenerative Agriculture with a desire to focus on annual and perennial organic plant production (vegetables, herbs, flowers and more), reduced tillage farming, local food access and creating/envisioning equitable communities. Our 2021 apprentices will help oversee the expansion of the Farm Program at April Hill while being involved in all the daily tasks of a small farm. Activities will include seeding, transplanting, cultivation, harvesting of crops and livestock chores. Other projects taking place this season are expanding our gardens, infrastructure improvements, the construction of a greenhouse, and more!
This job requires the patience to work outdoors in a wide variety of weather conditions and can be physically demanding. Although the apprentices work closely with (and learn from) the Farm Manager and Head Farmer, apprentices are ideally able to work independently as required. A good attitude, a willingness to learn and the desire to get your hands in some soil are all necessary.
Hours fluctuate depending on the season, but can be approximated as: 32hrs/week April-May and 40hrs/week June-October. General schedule is 8:30-4:30pm in spring/fall and 8am-4pm in the summer months. Pay is $15/hr. Apprentices must have reliable transportation to/from April Hill: 62 Undermountain Road, South Egremont, MA 01258.
farm Crew members
The Farm Crew will work at April Hill, a farm and education center serving as the homebase to Greenagers. Crew members will work alongside fellow farmers throughout the summer months and gain firsthand experience in all aspects of operating a small farm. Projects in the upcoming season will include:
Expansion of our current gardens.
Small-scale livestock management of sheep, hens and ducks.
Growing organic vegetables, herbs and flowers to supply a 20-member CSA model.
No experience is required, but a willingness to learn, to try new things and work with others is necessary. Crew members must be able to provide their own transportation to/from April Hill: 62 Undermountain Road, South Egremont, MA 01258
Farm crew hours are Mon.-Thurs., June 22-Aug. 21 8am-4pm. Pay is $13.50/hr.
The 2021 Farm Team is currently full. Please check back later in the season for new openings.