2022 Summer Semester Application
Gathering Ground’s summer semester is for young adults 18 to 27 with an interest in environmental studies, sustainable agriculture, food justice, conservation, and communal and ecological living, and who seek an opportunity to explore their curiosities alongside like-minded peers, with teachers and practitioners. The mission of the semester program is to learn together how we can answer the question, “How on earth should we live?” We hope the practices, values, passions learned and discovered at Gathering Ground will be carried with participants into their future careers and studies.

Our weekly schedule will include
1 full day of education-oriented hands-on experience in Gathering Ground’s vineyard, orchards, and gardens.
20-25 hours at a local farm / land-based paid job
Farm dinners: cooking and sharing meals made from local, seasonal ingredients
Seminars in current topics of food studies and the environment will alternate weekly with field trips to local land-based organizations.
Team building, mentorship, community engagement.


Important Details.
Dates: The program is 10 weeks. June 1 through August 10.
Costs: $350. This covers subsidized housing, curriculum, field trips, and one common meal each week. If you have your own housing, the price is reduced to $200.
Credit: We will work with your university/college to help you get credit.
Pay: Farm work is paid through your jobsite and may require an additional interview.
Housing: We will help you find housing on the Island, if you do not have housing.

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Email *
Name *
Are you over 18? *
What pronouns do you use? (example: she/her/hers) *
Phone number *
Why are you interested in Gathering Ground's summer semester program? *
People who enjoy learning in a collaborative environment have enjoyed our program. Tell us about a time you worked or learned on a team. What strengths did you bring to your team? *
People with a proactive, energetic attitude have enjoyed working with Gathering Ground. Tell us about at time you worked independently on a project. How did you manage your time and deadlines? *
Do you have experience working on a farm or land or water based organization (such as farm-to-table restaurant or nature center?)
Agricultural work involves being outdoors in all weather, including fog, sun, and rain. Are you able to do this? Do you enjoy working outdoors? Please explain. *
What is one of your favorite team building activities? Why? *
Are you a student? Which college/university? Would you like us to work with your institution so that you receive school credit? *
Do you have housing on the Island? Or would you need help finding housing during the internship.
Please provide two professional references (Name and phone number). References should not be related to applicant.
Is there anything else we should know about you? *
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