April 15, 2016 - October 15, 2016
Apprentices will live and work at Heartwood Institute, an emerging permaculture center with a focus on research, education and collaboration. Students will work daily in a vegetarian kitchen preparing meals for the Heartwood community.
Apprenticeship offered in one of four disciplines:
~Fermentation (Pickling, Kombucha, Jun, Vinegars, Fermented Foods , Kefir, Cultured, etc)
~Herb/Kitchen Gardening (Culinary herb production, small scale food production)
~Micro green production and sprouting (Sprouting of grains and legumes, Production of different varieties of sprouts)
~Dehydration and Preservation
Duration: April-October 2016
A full 7 month apprenticeship is recommended to be able to truly work with the seasons and develop a strong foundation. There will also be 3 month apprenticeships available as well based on experience.
Apprentices will live and work at Heartwood Institute, an emerging permaculture center with a focus on research, education and collaboration. Students will work daily in a vegetarian kitchen preparing meals for the Heartwood community. Apprentices will focus on one discipline and create full systems, products, and a deeper understand of a particular field in the culinary world. This will provide a full season approach to plant based food preservation and the ability to focus on a desired discipline.
There will be regular educational reading that focuses on the food system in a variety of different ways, and will connect to the seasons and the food we will be preparing. Students will work in the kitchen garden, the kitchen, the indoor classroom, and in nature’s outdoor classroom. This apprenticeship with provide current and prospective chefs the necessary tools to create conscious food choices and expand the horizons of the food system.
The Apprentice Receives:
- Accommodation at Heartwood Institute in the woods of Humboldt County
- Organic food prepared by staff and Apprentices
- Participation in on-site permaculture trainings
- Access to Heartwood facilities; hot-tub, sauna, and 200 acres of walking trails
- Classes in Plant Based Cooking
- Attendance to farming and food production conferences throughout the season
- Local farm tours
- Educational Classes
- The opportunity to research and develop a focus in the culinary world.
- An opportunity to cater events for community events
The Apprentice Agrees To:
Students are required to spend 40 hours a week working on educational activities, kitchen duties, or on the development of their particular focus.
This is a live in community and educational center and all apprentices must respect the community agreements of Heartwood Institute.