Natural Roots is pleased to offer a comprehensive, advanced apprenticeship program for aspiring and experienced farmers. We accept 1 to 3 apprentices per year. Apprenticeship interviews occur on a rolling basis - Generally, we begin interviewing in August for the next year, and will be full hired up by January. Please submit your application as far in advance as possible.

The following is a list of the strengths of our apprenticeship program:

  • Commitment to teaching and to learning
  • Organization and clarity
  • Passion for high quality agricultural practices
  • Focus on soil building, cover cropping, soil nutrient balancing, and the cultivation of nutrient dense crops
  • Cultural weed control strategies
  • Methodical teamster training curriculum
  • Building horsemanship skills including nutrition, harness care and fit, hoof care, and round pen training skills
  • Hands on learning
  • Excellent food!

59If you are interested in applying, please look over our program description before applying, then fill out the application form. Thank you for your interest in our apprenticeship program and in the bright future of agriculture!

Occasionally, we also hire part time field crew members during our peak months of July - October. If you are interested in applying, please email your resume to us. Volunteers are also welcome to inquire about shorter and longer-term volunteer opportunities.