Learn Permaculture! The position is assistant to permaculture designer/head gardener at a 40 acre naturopathic healing center in the beautiful foothills of the Bitterroot Mountains south of Missoula, MT. Once we plant a 1/3 acre annual companion garden with carrots, peas, corn, beans, potatoes, etc., we will begin planting "guilds" of plants: groups of fruit and nut trees along with edible perennial bushes, shrubs and herbs underneath. We will build a pond, a root cellar, moveable animal paddocks, and more. In addition to hands-on experience in permaculture design, you receive room or tent, and board, access to main house, plus a stipend. 2 positions left. Submit resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first prerequisite is a strong work ethic. Be ready to work hard! You should be in good physical condition. Permaculture experience helpful but not required. Coachability and trainability a must. With sustainability being our central tenet, permaculture interns embrace the vision of a future lived in harmony with Gaia, and aspire to live as exemplars of earth stewardship, personal responsibility, and creative expression. Art is in our hearts. So many of our interns will be musicians, sculptors, actors, dancers, writers, and painters. Spirituality, in the form of an understanding of the connectedness of the web of life, gratitude, and a non-dogmatic acceptance of diverse religious and spiritual belief systems also plays a vital role. Friendliness, optimism, a nonjudgmental attitude, respect for self and others, emotional maturity, and common sense belong here, as does a comittment to personal growth and unfoldment.