NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR POSITIONS BEGINNING IN OCTOBER, FEBRUARY, AND MARCH!
Want to get your hands (and everything else) dirty while learning to grow really good food?
We offer various opportunities to get you started and further your farming career. Come learn the ins and outs of our farm, including vegetable growing from seed to harvest, marketing, soil health, tools, and our broader vision for the land and what it means for our world. Farming is our form of activism. We believe that providing people with truly healthy food that is also healthy for the land is a powerful act.
This will very likely be the most challenging physical and mental work you've ever done! If you're up to the challenge and want to really dive into the nitty gritty of responsible food production, click on the photo to the right for more info and an application.
"I learned a lot about organic no-till agriculture over the course of two seasons working at A Way of Life Farm. Sara Jane and Jamie have a vast knowledge of all things farming and are very intentional in their practices. Gaining hands on experience in regenerative farming at A Way of Life set me on a path with purpose. Although my apprenticeship is over, Sara Jane and Jamie continue to be my mentors and friends. If you are interested in learning how to be a profitable and holistic farmer, I would highly recommend applying."
-Karl, 2018-2019 apprentice
"Apprenticing at A Way of Life was a formative experience of incredible physical and intellectual simulation and empowerment. Jamie and Sara Jane openly shared their knowledge and answered questions related to the whys and hows of both the granular and the big picture. With their guidance, the crew delved hands-on into details from biological amendments to bolster plant immune systems to holistic management and goal-driven decision-making. Alongside honing efficiencies, we explored how to complete tasks in an ergonomic way to minimize strain on the physical body. I also enjoyed being involved in numerous aspects of the farm while specializing in greenhouse management and microgreens production. Perhaps most powerful was gaining feet-on-the soil comprehension of what it takes to operate a regenerative, commercial farm to economically support a family and business expansion in a way that can maintain a sustainable quality of life. The experience gave me the technical knowledge, skills, and confidence to successfully manage and grow a non-profit educational farm. As I begin the journey of starting a commercial farm of my own with organic and permaculture inspiration, I proudly carry AWOLF tools with me."
- Bari, 2017 apprentice
“I had a truly transformative experience working with Jamie and Sara Jane at A Way of Life Farm ... I genuinely feel like I couldn't have gone through this experience with better mentors. Jaime and Sara Jane are both incredibly knowledgeable and patient teachers ... It is incredible to think back on my first days on the farm and the transformation that has occurred. I have learned so many of the technical skills and basic knowledge to help jump start my farming career, but even more importantly I have a greater sense of drive to achieve my goals after experiencing what life as an organic farmer is really like."
-Cecilia, 2016 apprentice
"My apprenticeship with A Way of Life prepared me to go from very little formal farming experience, to the job I have now: running a farm with a 180-member sliding-scale CSA ... A Way of Life farmers, Sara Jane and Jamie Davis, dedicate themselves to educating their apprentices. I've never seen a farm achieve such a balance between maintaining financial stability while also continuing to deepen ecological practices. My apprenticeship gave me both the hard skills and the inspiration to farm in a way that is both idealistic and realistic."
-Julia, 2012 apprentice