ECO's apprenticeships present an immersive, hands-on opportunity to learn about sustainable urban agriculture by working directly with experienced farm staff.
What to expect: Apprenticeships are for those who are dedicated to coming to the farm in all weather to get real hands-on farm experience. The Farm Apprenticeship is a 3 month season (10-12 weeks) with a time commitment of at least 60 hours for this time period, averaging to about 6 hours a week. The work shifts for this season will be on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during the morning (9am-12pm) and afternoon (12:30pm-3:30pm). There is also opportunity to continue working with us after this season. Apprentices also have access to produce and other educational opportunities at ECO.
We have two farms and it's likely you'll work with us at both of them. The Edmonston Farm: 4913 Crittenden Street Edmonston, MD 20781 and the Bladensburg Farm: 6100 Emerson Street Bladensburg, MD 20710.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. After submitting an application, you'll schedule an info session with the Farm Manager. This is an opportunity for you to learn more about the expectations of the apprenticeship and so we can learn more about you and your goals. If this interaction proves you're a great fit for the farm, then you'll be accepted into the program.
COVID Safety: As an essential service, our farms have been operating through the pandemic. It's important that our staff and apprentices take extra precaution to keep each other, our food, and our community healthy and safe. On the farm, we are instituting strict personal hygiene regimes for all food production staff; ensuring the cleanliness of all tools, implements and surfaces; and keeping vegetable handling to a minimum. We're limiting the number of people working on the farm at one time and participating in social distancing by working in separate areas.
Apply Online: Apprenticeship Application
Learn more: http://www.ecoffshoots.org/education/apprenticeships/
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Baltimore & Central Maryland
6010 Taylor Road
Riverdale, MD 20737United States
ECO City Farms
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