Grow Whidbey/South Whidbey School District Farm and Garden Program Curriculum Apprentice


The Grow Whidbey/South Whidbey School District Farm and Garden Program is seeking two apprentices to work in their extensive school farm and garden system, and teach engaged garden-based curriculum. The apprentices will assist the farm manager in cultivating healthy productive growing sites as well as assist the curriculum coordinator in guiding students in farm and curriculum activities, preparing lessons and developing curriculum. The apprentices will take on a leadership role as the season progresses, taking increasing responsibility for planning, teaching, and nurturing relationships with students and teachers in garden and/or culinary arts classes as well as managing garden sites. They will also participate in Grow Whidbey community and educational opportunities.

The apprentices will learn about production farming in a school setting, as well as growing a farm for farm-based curriculum. They will gain skills in teaching garden-based curriculum to students K-12. The program delivers food to students during their garden classes, to the school cafeterias, culinary classes, school events and local non-profit and the food bank. In addition, they will participate in field trips, classes and hands-on demonstrations.

Stipend is $600/month, plus homestay, plus access to the Good Cheer Food Bank, and produce from our gardens.

Apprenticeship starts March 1 - November 17, 2017
Rolling application until position is filled.

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Full Name: 

Cary Peterson