Jan 6, 2010

Weavers Way Seeks Two Apprentices for 2010 Farming Season

Weavers Way is currently seeking two apprentices to work on our farming projects in Northwest Philadelphia. The farm sites consist of a two acre market farm, and a three acre CSA. The farms are run through Weavers Way Co-op, a 3,600 member, community-owned market with locations in Mt Airy, West Oak Lane and Chestnut Hill. Apprentices will be expected to work 40-55 hours per week, depending on the time of the season, which runs March 29th to mid-November. Each apprentice will focus their time at one of the two sites. We offer a $100 weekly stipend, produce from the farm, Co-op membership, and housing with a local family if needed. Both positions offer experience with small scale, diversified organic vegetable production and the opportunity to develop skills in greenhouse production, season extension, pest management, planting, weeding, harvesting, marketing, and volunteer management.

Both positions are great opportunities for hands on experience with urban farming, yet each offer different educational experiences. Visit www.weaversway.coop for more information on the farms and coop.

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