Work With Us

The primary focus of our Apprenticeship Program is the Urban Permaculture Design Apprenticeship, a 2-year design apprenticeship. This curriculum-based, community focused program, facilitated by Jay Rosenberg, is aimed at fast-tracking the development of urban permaculture-based knowledge in a wide range of specific subjects.

This is an ideal way to get started on a career as an urban permaculture designer and/or participate in permaculture projects worldwide. Classes are held every other week on Fridays and Sundays for the first year of the Program. Along with the classroom activities, up to 200 hours of study, students will participate in up to 200 hours of hands-on projects and activities that are designed to enhance the learning experience and tailored for the interest, ability and schedule of the individual.

Students will be required to attend one session each week, either on Friday or Sunday. Both days are open and available, all are welcome to participate in as many as 400 hours of learning and practical hands-on activities in the first year. The second year is focused on project implementation and mentoring, and include a lighter schedule (i.e. every other week, working with the rest of the mentoring team.

Beyond the Urban Permaculture Design Apprenticeship, we offer a variety of educational and volunteer opportunities, please see the latest postings below.


New Opportunities for Spring 2016

  • Social Media Activist
  • Habitat & Biodiversity Program Apprenticeship
  • Volunteer Program Apprenticeship
  • Urban Foodshed Scout
  • Arts Apprentice

Social Media Activist – Spring 2016

49 Farms is seeking a Social Media Activist who can work with us 5-10 hours per week for 10 weeks.

Your tasks will include gathering and creating content for our websites and social media outlets, authoring project-related blog posts, building alliances with other organizations, identifying opportunities to cross-post articles (syndicate content), compiling publications and developing presentation materials to tell the story of the project, documenting urban agriculture techniques that can be used on other urban farms and community gardens and generally helping us improve the work that we do.

This is a volunteer position. You will be working out of our San Francisco office at least one day per week plus some hours of field work or research.

Please send a resume and a letter of interest. Applications due by 11:59pm on Saturday, March 19, 2016 to volunteer@49farms.org.


Habitat & Biodiversity Apprenticeship – Spring 2016

The Habitat & Biodiversity Program at 49 Farms is seeking an apprentice who can work with us 5-10 hours per week for 10 weeks.

Your tasks will include plant propagation, care and research, maintaining an inventory of seeds, plants and trees, re-ordering supplies and materials as necessary, coordinating with various project teams, building resiliency by promoting community involvement and care through tours, workshops and classes and generally helping us improve the work that we do.

This is a volunteer position. You will be working out of our San Francisco office at least one day per week plus some hours of field work or research.

Please send a resume and a letter of interest. Applications due by 11:59pm on Saturday, March 19, 2016 to volunteer@49farms.org.


Volunteer Program ApprenticeshipSpring 2016

The Volunteer Program at 49 Farms is seeking an apprentice who can work with us 5-10 hours per week for 10 weeks.

Your tasks will include visiting existing urban farm projects, evaluating potential projects and groundtruthing potential sites, putting up signs, talking to neighbors, distributing materials, developing a plan for participatory programming for urban farms, community gardens and other venues with interests in welcoming volunteers and visitors, organizational development and generally helping us improve the work that we do.

This is a volunteer position. You will be working out of our San Francisco office at least one day per week plus some hours of field work or research.

Please send a resume and a letter of interest. Applications due by 11:59pm on Saturday, March 19, 2016 to volunteer@49farms.org.


 

Urban Foodshed Scout – Spring 2016

The Arts Program at 49 Farms is seeking an apprentice who can work with us 5-10 hours per week for 10 weeks.

Your tasks will include visiting existing urban farm projects, local artists and chefs and groundtruthing potential sites for pop-up cafes and outdoor gathering spaces, putting up signs, talking to neighbors and local businesses, distributing materials, developing a plan for participatory programming for neighbors and community spaces and other organizations with interests in welcoming volunteers and visitors, organizational development and generally helping us improve the work that we do.

This is a volunteer position. You will be working out of our San Francisco office at least one day per week plus some hours of field work or research.

Please send a resume and a letter of interest. Applications due by 11:59pm on Saturday, March 19, 2016 to volunteer@49farms.org.


 

Arts Apprentice – Spring 2016

The Arts Program at 49 Farms is seeking an apprentice who can work with us 5-10 hours per week for 10 weeks.

Your tasks will include visiting existing art projects, local artists and groundtruthing potential sites for pop-up galleries, studios and outdoor gathering spaces, putting up signs, talking to neighbors and local businesses, distributing materials, developing a plan for participatory programming for neighbors and community spaces and other organizations with interests in welcoming volunteers and visitors, organizational development and generally helping us improve the work that we do.

This is a volunteer position. You will be working out of our San Francisco office at least one day per week plus some hours of field work or research.

Please send a resume and a letter of interest. Applications due by 11:59pm on Saturday, March 19, 2016 to volunteer@49farms.org.