We are always looking for talented, hardworking, driven individuals to join our farm team. Perennial Roots Farm offers several opportunities:
Explore a range of activities on a sustainable farm and get a feeling for this way of life by working with animals, vegetables, honeybees, and living with nature. We are only 20 miles from the Chesapeake Bay, 15 miles from the Atlantic Ocean and only a 30 minute drive to the scenic natural park on Assateague Island near Chincoteague, VA. A nature lover’s paradise. Our internships offer summer internships lasting 2-3 months.
For those who have decided on farming as a career for themselves, we offer more intensive knowledge to master the inner workings of our farm from biodynamics, soil amendments, harvesting and marketing, tractor work, small engine repairs, and more. This is opportunity offers you an entire array of skills Our apprentices stay with us for 1-2 years.
Biodynamic Apprenticeship Program
Beyond our apprenticeship opportunity, the North American Biodynamic Apprenticeship Program (NABDP) offers a formal apprenticeship opportunity through the Biodynamic Apprenticeship Program. This not only offers the opportunities of given above, but also explores a concrete checklist of skills, particularly for those who are committed to having a biodynamic farm themselves. This is an impressive list of skills and a comprehensive training experience.
This is for folks who’d like to have a fun experience and contribute meaningfully to our farm for specific projects. This might be helping weed a bed with friends, transplanting tomatoes, or build a new compost pile. The point of volunteering, for us, is connecting community and enjoying good work together. Most volunteer opportunities are a half day.
As a small operation, we take on only a few co-laborers. For staff positions we do have, this is for people whose shared interest with us is centered around earning a living and increasing the profitability of the farm. For such a role, experience on a working farm and/or knowledge in horticulture or vegetable production are strongly favored. A wide range of skills are expected: woodworking, fence repair, construction, crop management, farmer’s market work and more.
Internships and apprenticeships offer housing, food and a bi-weekly stipend. Staff housing is negotiable. If you are interested in getting to know us, please contact us to inquire further and we will send you our application.