2019 Permaculture Apprenticeship Program Opportunities


After a two year hiatus, we are please to announce the reinstatement of our Seasonal Apprenticeship Program for 2019!


Join us for a unique work-study program on our 10 acre forest garden farm. Our Seasonal Apprenticeship Program offers hands on learning opportunities for beginning farmers, gardeners, permaculture practitioners, and plant lovers.

Program Description:  Fields Without Fences 2019 Seasonal Apprenticeship invites participants to explore organic growing, perennial polyculture cultivation, ecological restoration, and permaculture systems through the lens of agricultural production on our small farm outside of Frenchtown, NJ.  This work-study program combines lecture, hands-on education, group participation, and independent study for a holistic learning experience that spans the 7 month arc of a typical growing season. Working directly with the farmers, participants can expect to grow their knowledge in the following areas:

Organic Agriculture

Applied Permaculture Theory & Systems Designs

Ecological Land Management

Perennial Production

Polyculture Planting

Water Systems

Site Assessment & Analysis

Medicinal Herbs

Herbal Product Making

Orchard Cultivation

Ethical Harvesting

Plant Identification

Plus much more!

The program will run every Tuesday, April 16th - October 29th 2019 9am-12pm Morning Sessions & 1pm-4pm Afternoon Sessions.  This is an opportunity to work with and learn from in-the-ground systems in a unique agricultural setting with an emphasis on hands on education and personal development. Certificates offered upon program completion.

Participation Requirements:  Apprentices are expected to participate in both Morning & Afternoon Sessions throughout the duration of the program.  Excessive absence and/or lateness (more than 4 times) may result in dismissal from the program. Participants are required to supply their own pruning shears, gloves, notepads, food, and drink.

Ideal Applicants: Enthusiastic, flexible, communicative, open-minded individuals with a solid learning and work ethic.  An interest in permaculture design principles is preferred. Beginners are welcome, as are more experienced practitioners and growers.

Application Deadline: Applications submitted by February 20th, 2019 will be given priority.

To apply, please fill out the application below. Many thanks and look forward to hearing from you!


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