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Are you longing for a simpler way of life, in tune with the rhythms of Nature?
Are you hungering to grow your own food, build your own home and learn self-reliance through hands-on experience? Do you dream of participating in a conscious community which values Love as its highest priority?
Sunny and Sequoia are offering several apprenticeships for the 2014 growing season at Hummingbird’s Eden in Northern NM beginning in April.

Come and join us for a life-changing apprenticeship in the Land of Enchantment! We are all living in a time of infinite possibilities where, as we acknowledge the limitations of humanity’s outdated and harmful ways of being on the Earth, many of us are seeking more benevolent, regenerative and harmonious ways of living together on this beautiful planet.

An apprenticeship at Hummingbird’s Eden will provide bountiful opportunities to learn many facets of a simple, regenerative lifestyle while experiencing immersion in a community that has been living their vision of cultivating a joyful, vibrant, co-creative culture in service to the evolution of consciousness for 17 years.
Learn to nourish yourself through growing nutrient-dense foods from seed to harvest. Watch as the secrets of soil biology come to life before your eyes. Connect with your protein right at the source through your loving interactions with the goat herd, making yogurt, kefir and artisan cheeses from scratch. Open your senses to the native plants that grace the land and try your hand at crafting medicines from Nature’s bounty. Empower yourself by learning hands-on, simple building skills with salvaged and locally-sourced natural building materials. Experience the joy of living in a community who’s essence is all about cultivating a resonant field of safety, trust, playfulness, appreciation and love that nurtures our spiritual growth and empowers the fulfillment of our soul's purpose. Discover how you can share your innate gifts to help evolve this planet towards a true Heaven on Earth.

Apprentices will immerse themselves in all aspects of the homesteading life including:
• caring for soil and plants in sustainable food systems
• harvesting, storing, fermenting, solar cooking our homegrown food
• biodynamic gardening and permaculture systems
• sustainable water systems
greenhouse and hoophouse food production
• top-bar beekeeping
• natural building- this year’s projects include a bermed greenhouse/chicken coop, hoop houses, rocket stove, earthen floor, earth plastering, bridge building, bermed root cellar
medicinal herbs/ medicine making/homeopathy first aid
• pasture management and acequia irrigation
• moccasin making
• working with nature spirits and elementals
• vermiculture
• talking circles; personalized guidance; learning and living self-responsible communication and the co-creators agreements
• support for community programs- cooking, cleaning, set-up , etc
• community work days; community meetings; regular potlucks
• drumming, ceremony,yoga, celebrations
• field trips
• and more!

Our rustic living conditions include solar electricity, gravity- fed water, outdoor solar/fire-heated showers, outdoor composting toilets, outdoor kitchen, wireless internet, solar laundry facility. Apprentices will basically live outdoors for the duration of the season. Tent platforms will be provided, cooking chores shared, omnivorous food provided.

We are calling in passionate and committed folks who have a strong desire for learning how to care for the earth in regenerative ways and to take what they learn here and apply it to their lives. It is necessary that you be physically fit enough to work long days and embrace the ruggedness of an outdoor life. A willingness to follow direction as well as to be self-motivated on projects is essential. No pets, drugs, tobacco or excessive use of alcohol are permitted.
We would prefer a minimum of 3 months commitment, though 6 months is ideal.

Cost is $1500 for 6 months or $300 per person per month for shorter stays. This monetary exchange covers food, lodging and schooling.
A scholarship may be available for the right person.

Hummingbird Community is located on 500 acres of beautiful land at the base of the Sangre de Cristos in Northern New Mexico. We have a lovely river flowing through the land, views of the mountains, lots of walking and hiking trails, labyrinth, medicine wheel and sweat lodge. We are 10 minutes drive from a small town and 1 hour from both Taos and Las Vegas, NM.

Please email us at faithinaseed@gobrainstorm.net to learn more about this rich opportunity.

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