Locations: Hawai'i Institute of Pacific Agriculture, Kapauu, HI
Opportunities: "HIP Agriculture hosts a six-month Apprenticeship program on our farm. Our Apprenticeship program is open to post-secondary students who are seeking agricultural career training in market gardening and tropical agroforestry. Apprentices participate in a dynamic schedule of farm projects each week in exchange for training, mentorship, unique educational experiences, fresh farm food, a rustic off-grid cabin, access to the community kitchen, laundry facilities, and a small stipend. The farm schedule typically includes in-field projects, landscaping, marketing and sales, food processing, repairs and maintenance, and volunteering at special events. Working alongside the farm managers, and other staff members apprentices gain valuable skills in permaculture, organic gardening, business management, agroforestry, beekeeping, plant medicine, and more! Our gardens are a rich setting for experiential education and service-learning in areas of agriculture, tropical permaculture, food justice, and sovereignty. Apprentices learn all aspects of gardening while working closely with HIP Staff. We are looking for those who want to learn from working on our farm and living in our community to carry their experience into future endeavors."