The opportunities:* Prepare a tailored course of study based on any aspect of Permaculture* Experience multiple situations for learning, from professional to personal* Create a plan for when you leave; possibilities for right livelihood* Assist with the development of Wilson Creek Gardens Permaculture based systems* The possiblity of attending courses held on site
Jude's role in the Apprenticeship:* Guide in defining your goals, setting milestones and providing feedback for your personal plan of learning. * Facilitate academic learning: i.e., research and documentation regarding your specific area(s) of interest(s) based on whole systems design.* Assist with hands-on projects* Check in on your well-being
Work Hours & Timeline: * Apprentices are expected to engage in 10 hours of direct study and approximately 18 hours of WCG projects per week.* Apprenticeships can be of varying lengths and are based on specific interests. There are weekly meetings including evaluation processes.
Lodging & Main House Use:* Lodging, depending on the time of year: tent camping, in the Cedar Nest or main house.* Shower and toilet facilities in main house. Outdoor: solar shower; in process and humanure.* Kitchen use: TBD
Compensation:* Learning environment with related field trips* We provide camping/housing. You are responsible to purchase and prepare your own food and any other costs. Group meals occasionally happen. Share in cost of Wi-Fi* If need be, there are opportunities for employment within the Cottage Grove area
*** Sorry no pets.
Gardening/Food: * All aspects of organic gardening, edible landscape design, orcharding, harvesting and food preservation* Plant selection and propagation
Energy: * Passive Solar Shower Water Tower: building stage* Hydro Power Design: in the research stage
Carpentry: * Continue to co-build the Cedar Nest…our Small House: 11’x16’ structure built with scavenged and/or recycled materials & clay/straw slip infill* Set up interior kitchen & greywater system* Enhance existing small-attached glass greenhouse* Whatever is the latest project
Teaching:* Skill Building to teach Permaculture
Other: * Design and build reed beds for greywater systems* Water projects: catchments and stream restoration* Animal husbandry for a small flock of chickens* Bird, wildlife, and native plant habitat enhancement* Bringing in the winter firewood
I am interested in open and transparent communications. If either of us have any concerns, what so ever, we will discuss these as soon as we are aware of them. I will honor my commitments. Jude Date:
Applicant:I agree to be respectful of the land and persons living on site. I will bring any concerns to Jude as soon as I am aware of them. I will honor my commitments.
Signature of Apprentice: _____________________________________
Jude’s intention is to empower people to creatively change their everyday patterns so as to care for the earth and each other.