Ecology Action Offers:
2- 4- 6- and 8-Month Onsite Internships 2021!

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Courses Offerings:

IMPORTANT NOTE, READ FIRST: The hosting of onsite internship programs is contingent upon COVID-19 safety regulations. If safety considerations make it necessary to cancel an internship program before it begins, registrants will be provided with a full refund of all fees. If a program is cancelled after it begins, participants will either receive a pro-rated refund based on the work completed, or be provided with online coursework and guidance necessary to complete the internship as a distance-learning program, or the opportunity to transfer to a future program, whichever makes the most sense for the progress of the participants, as determined by the program coordinators.

For all onsite internships the following applies: No scholarships available. Participants from USA only. Time-stamped negative COVID test req’d. Arrive 10 days before classes start to quarantine.

2-Month Onsite Summer Internship

Ecology Action offers this 2-month Onsite Summer Internship for individuals to live onsite at one of Ecology Action's Biointensive Mini-Farm sites and learn the essential components that make sustainable agriculture and a highly productive, closed-loop food production system possible in your back yard, using the GROW BIOINTENSIVE Sustainable Mini-Farming technique and a low-technology lifestyle. The 2-Month internship is of particular benefit to those who have already participated in an Ecology Action 3-Day Workshop. The internship covers the basics, and goes into depth of understanding and experiential learning. The internship follows the same coursework as the 9-Saturdays Series, Parts 1, but includes additional instruction, onsite accomodations, and a combination of:

• Lecture and demonstrations,
• Study,
• Field work, and
• Living the method.

This combination is designed is so that participants learn Ecology Action's processes both theoretically and practically, and can understand the processes that are involved in starting this type of work (GROW BIOINTENSIVE farming, low-tech living, teaching the method to others) as well as performing these activities over the long-term. The internships are an opportunity to assist Ecology Action in accomplishing its mission to teach people to grow food and soil fertility while conserving resources, with both direct and indirect learning occurring in the process.

Applications for this internship are now being accepted.

Cost: US$2,670 per person, including room, board, and all course materials. Not included: personal travel to and from the site (which will vary per participant), medical insurance, COVID test fees, or money for entertainment. All participants are responsible for travel, medical, and incidental/entertainment expenses associated with their participation in this program.

2021 Season:
Application Deadline:
March 15, 2021 (Earlier applications preferred)
Participant Notification
by March 21, 2021
Arrive Onsite No Later Than: May 12, 2021 - Program Runs May 22 - Jul 24, 2021

Applicants should note that this is an unpaid, fee-based internship program. Program interns will be placed at the Victory Gardens for Peace Mini-Farm in Mendocino, California. Internship fees are non-refundable. A US$1,250 deposit is due within one week of acceptance. Proof of medical insurance and time-stamped negative COVID test must be supplied by participants; no international participants accepted at this time.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The hosting of onsite internship programs is contingent upon COVID-19 safety regulations. If safety considerations make it necessary to cancel an internship program before it begins, registrants will be provided with a full refund of all fees. If a program is cancelled after it begins, participants will either receive a pro-rated refund based on the work completed, or be provided with online coursework and guidance necessary to complete the program as a distance-learning program, or the opportunity to transfer to a future program, whichever makes the most sense for the progress of the participants, as determined by the program coordinators.

Click here to download a full course description, including curriculum and program expenses.

Click here to register.


4-Month Onsite Summer Internship

Ecology Action offers this 4-month Onsite Summer Internship for individuals to live onsite at one of Ecology Action's Biointensive Mini-Farm sites and learn both the essential components that make sustainable agriculture and a highly productive, closed-loop food production system possible in your back yard, using the GROW BIOINTENSIVE Sustainable Mini-Farming technique and a low-technology lifestyle AND learn more about designing a complete diet and planning a sustainable vegetable garden or mini-farm using biointensive techniques. During the course you will learn the eight principles of biointensive gardening that will increase your yields, grow your soil and conserve resources for the whole planet, as well as personal diet design and sustainable garden planning.

The 4-Month internship is of particular benefit to those who have already participated in an Ecology Action 3-Day Workshop. The internship covers the basics, and goes into depth of understanding and experiential learning. The internship follows the same coursework as the 9-Saturdays Series, Parts 1 and 2, but includes additional instruction, onsite accomodations and a combination of:

• Lecture and demonstrations,
• Study,
• Field work, and
• Living the method.

This combination is designed is so that participants learn Ecology Action's processes both theoretically and practically, and can understand the processes that are involved in starting this type of work (GROW BIOINTENSIVE farming, low-tech living, teaching the method to others) as well as performing these activities over the long-term. The internships are an opportunity to assist Ecology Action in accomplishing its mission to teach people to grow food and soil fertility while conserving resources, with both direct and indirect learning occurring in the process.

Applications for this internship are now being accepted.

Cost: US$3,570 per person, including room, board, and all course materials. Not included: personal travel to and from the site (which will vary per participant), medical insurance, COVID test fees, or money for incidental expenses or entertainment. All participants are responsible for travel, medical, and incidental/entertainment expenses associated with their participation in this program..

2021 Season:
Application Deadline:
March 15, 2021 (Earlier applications preferred)
Participant Notification
by March 21, 2021
Arrive Onsite No Later Than: May 27, 2021- Program Runs Jun 5 - Oct 16, 2021

Applicants should note that this is an unpaid, fee-based internship program. Program interns will be placed at the Victory Gardens for Peace Mini-Farm in Mendocino, California. Internship fees are non-refundable. A US$1,250 deposit is due within one week of acceptance. Partial Scholarships available to those who qualify. Proof of medical insurance and time-stamped negative COVID test must be supplied by participants; no international participants accepted at this time.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The hosting of onsite internship programs is contingent upon COVID-19 safety regulations. If safety considerations make it necessary to cancel an internship program before it begins, registrants will be provided with a full refund of all fees. If a program is cancelled after it begins, participants will either receive a pro-rated refund based on the work completed, or be provided with online coursework and guidance necessary to complete the program as a distance-learning program, or the opportunity to transfer to a future program, whichever makes the most sense for the progress of the participants, as determined by the program coordinators.

Click here to download a full course description, including curriculum and program expenses.

Click here to register.


6-Month Onsite Internship

Ecology Action offers this 6-month Onsite Internship for individuals to live onsite at one of Ecology Action's Biointensive Mini-Farm sites and learn both the essential components that make sustainable agriculture and a highly productive, closed-loop food production system possible in your back yard, using the GROW BIOINTENSIVE Sustainable Mini-Farming technique and a low-technology lifestyle AND learn more about designing a complete diet and planning a sustainable vegetable garden or mini-farm using biointensive techniques. During the course you will learn the eight principles of biointensive gardening that will increase your yields, grow your soil and conserve resources for the whole planet, as well as personal diet design and sustainable garden planning.

The 6-Month internship is of particular benefit to those who have already participated in an Ecology Action 3-Day Workshop. The internship covers the basics, and goes into depth of understanding and experiential learning. The internship follows the same coursework as the 9-Saturdays Series, Parts 1 and 2, and the 2- and 4-month Internships, but includes additional instruction accompanying the 8-month interns through November and preparations for winter gardening, as well as onsite accomodations and a combination of:

• Lecture and demonstrations,
• Study,
• Field work, and
• Living the method.

This combination is designed is so that participants learn Ecology Action's processes both theoretically and practically, and can understand the processes that are involved in starting this type of work (GROW BIOINTENSIVE farming, low-tech living, teaching the method to others) as well as performing these activities over the long-term. The internships are an opportunity to assist Ecology Action in accomplishing its mission to teach people to grow food and soil fertility while conserving resources, with both direct and indirect learning occurring in the process.

Applications for this internship are now being accepted.

Cost: US$6,470 (US participants)/ US$16,890 (international participants - none accepted for 2021 season) per person, including room, board, and all course materials. Not included: personal travel to and from the site (which will vary per participant), medical insurance, COVID test fees, or money for incidental expenses or entertainment. All participants are responsible for travel, medical, and incidental/entertainment expenses associated with their participation in this program..

2021 Season:
Application Deadline:
March 12, 2021 (Earlier applications preferred)
Participant Notification
by March 21, 2021
Arrive Onsite No Later Than: Mar 25, 2021 - Program Runs Apr 3 - Oct 16, 2021

Applicants should note that this is an unpaid, fee-based internship program. Program interns will be placed at the Victory Gardens for Peace Mini-Farm in Mendocino, California. Internship fees are non-refundable. A $2,250 deposit is due within one week of acceptance. Partial Scholarships available to those who qualify.Proof of medical insurance and time-stamped negative COVID test must be supplied by participants; no international participants accepted at this time.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The hosting of onsite internship programs is contingent upon COVID-19 safety regulations. If safety considerations make it necessary to cancel an internship program before it begins, registrants will be provided with a full refund of all fees. If a program is cancelled after it begins, participants will either receive a pro-rated refund based on the work completed, or be provided with online coursework and guidance necessary to complete the program as a distance-learning program, or the opportunity to transfer to a future program, whichever makes the most sense for the progress of the participants, as determined by the program coordinators.

Click here to download a full course description, including curriculum and program expenses.

Click here to apply


8-Month Onsite Internship

Ecology Action offers an 8-month Onsite Internship (April-November) at Victory Gardens for Peace, as well as an Online Internship (April-November). For full descriptions including cost and application information, click here.


Course Location:
Ecology Action's Victory Gardens for Peace Mini-Farm

Ecology Action's Victory Gardens for Peace Mini-Farm, Mendocino, CA

Victory Gardens for Peace (Mendocino, CA)

Ecology Action's Victory Gardens for Peace (https://victorygardensforpeace.com/) site in the town of Mendocino, California is situated on the grounds of the Stanford Inn-by-the-Sea, an eco-resort nestled on the cliffs overlooking the confluence of the Big River and the Pacific Ocean. Our program is focused on: developing the GROW BIOINTENSIVE model for our coastal, cool, foggy climate, improving the soil and teaching the GROW BIOINTENSIVE method. There are many challenges at the site that create opportunities to demonstrate practical and effective ways of maximizing resources and managing fertility. There is an inherently good soil here but it underwent years of compaction as a horse paddock. We are working to build soil structure and fertility to restore the soil health. We experiment with growing complete diets and different crop varieties to find which are best suited to this unique growing climate. Our internships are unique and offer a great experience in water conservation, soil fertility management and food raising through the GROW BIOINTENSIVE method.

 

 

 


Also offered:
Two 9-Saturdays Course Series
8-Month Onsite Internship
8-Month Web-Based Internship
3-Year Apprenticeship


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