We get a lot of requests for work-study options for our programs, so we’re introducing one for summer, 2009.
Duties include organic gardening, landscaping, cutting firewood and building an intimate relationship with the land. You’ll live in your own tent or a shelter you build. You’ll maintain an off-the-grid solar pv system, our composting system, and our organic vegetable garden. You’ll be able to swim in the river every day, or use our outdoor shower and sauna. You’ll learn to use our solar oven, as well as cook over a campfire. You’ll help us build useful items like solar food dehydrators, dig mini root cellars, and help out with whatever projects are going on.
You’ll also have the opportunity to study plants and herbs in depth, pursue our expanded nature study curriculum, and earn a free spot in our fall semester program.
This opportunity is ideal for a couple or two good friends. It’s quiet and rural – not a lot of socializing going on. This is designed to make our programs available to people with time, but not money. There is very little employment available around Masardis. You should have a minimum of $500 for expenses, etc.
At A Glance:
2009 Dates: 5/31-8/22 (12 weeks)
Minimum Age: 18
Compensation: Free fall semester
Tuition: $0 If Completed
12 weeks, from May 31st to August 22nd.
Interns pay $600 up front, then earn $50 back each week. By the beginning of the fall semester, you’ve earned all your money back, as well as a course credit enabling you to take our fall semester course for free ($6850 each).
There is a one week trial period. After a week, you can choose to leave and get your money back. Also, if we feel like it’s not a good fit, we can return your money and ask you to leave. After the trial week, we’ll expect you to work at least five hours per day, five days per week.
During the fall semester, you continue to maintain the vegetable garden, along with the other people on the course.
Email us to let us know you’re interested, then fill out our course information paperwork and send it along with a current resume and references.
We’ll be accepting applications for the work-study program until May 9th.