Farm and Food Education Fellowship

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Deadline to Apply:

Monday, February 19, 2018, 12:00am


Staunton, VA
United States

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Phase I  - Farm Study
April 22 - October 31, 2018

  • Gain hands-on experience in sustainable fruit and vegetable production, small animal husbandry, beekeeping, homesteading skills and more!
  • Study regenerative farming, nutrition and wellness, community development and permaculture design with expert guest instructors, field trips, and daily educational sessions.
  • Explore local food system leadership opportunities and participate in school gardens, farmers markets and other community events.
  • Free room and board in hand-crafted cabins. Receive $1,000 stipend upon successful completion.

Phase II - Service Application
January 2- December 31, 2019

  • Work with AMI and Partner Organizations to help build healthy communities through food and education.
  • Contribute to projects such as developing school gardens and site-based curriculum, creating infrastructure for local food systems, growing food and increasing food access, and teaching nutrition and cooking.
  • Build leadership skills through monthly professional development sessions and continuing education opportunities.
  • Receive annual salary of $18,000 (less payroll taxes).

Applicants must be physically fit, able to lift 50 pounds, walk distances up and down steep hills, work outdoors for extended periods of the day, and be comfortable living and working communally as a team in a remote, mountain setting.

How to Apply:

Applications considered on a rolling basis and are reviewed as soon as complete. Applications are due by February 19, 2018 and are available online

For more information and questions, please visit, the Allegheny Mountain Institute Facebook page or email us at

Allegheny Mountain Institute admits candidates of any race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to Fellows.