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 option of attending courses held on site
Jude Hobb'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 and humanure.*Kitchen use: indoors and/or outdoors
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*If need be, there are opportunities for employment within the Cottage Grove area
Sorry no pets.
Jude Hobbs is a land consultant, designer, educator and co-founder of the Permaculture Institute of North America. With over 30 years’ experience, she utilizes whole system techniques in urban and rural settings to co-create environmentally sound solutions that inspire sustainable actions. Actively working on the land brings joy to her heart.
Gardening/Food: *All aspects of organic gardening, orcharding, harvesting and food preservation*Plant selection and propagation
Energy: *Passive Solar Shower Water Tower: co-design and build*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 the latest project is
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