Tree of Life Gardens

The Tree of Life Garden(s) strive to bring an elevated conciousness to the entire planet through sustainable farming methods that produce great tasting, vibrant, organic produce with minimal outside inputs. The practices currently in place have been described as a Spiritual Vegan Bio-Intensive Nature Farming for World Peace. We are heavy users of the multicultural microbial innoculant named "EM" (effective microoganisms). For more information on EM visit www.emtech.org. We offer three or four month apprenticeships at a cost of 800$ / month. This fee includes training, modest housing and three organic, vegan, live food meals during the work week (normally two a day on the wekends). You are responsible for your own transportation to and from the center. The apprentice housing is located about a mile from the rejuvenation center . Most of the gardening will be done one the mini-farm that is on the same property as the apprentice housing. You also have the option of residing somewhere in Patagonia (the town where the Tree of Life is) and then your fees are reduced to $750 / month.

Future apprentice programs are scheduled as follows: Summer 2005: 6/12/05 - 9/10/05 Autumn 2005: 9/11/05 - 12/7/05 Winter 2006:1/22/06 - 4/22/06 Spring 2006: 4/23/06 - 7/22/06

Flexibility of dates are considered on a apprentice by apprentice basis. All terms for both years still have available spaces. Skills aquired may include: basic gardening skills working knowledge of nature farming with EM (effective microorganisms) garden/ crop planning organic pest control plant fertility bed preparation cover cropping composting vermiculture greenhouse design plus much, much more.... Having enjoyed a vegan diet for at least six months is advisable prior to ariving. However, many are able to take to a raw vegan diet immediately. Apprentice applications can be downloaded at http://www.treeoflife.nu/spiritfarm.html. Send it on in with your resume, letter of intent, as well as a recent photo to: Tree of Life Foundation - ATT: Garden Program - HC2, Box 302 - Patagonia, AZ - 85624 Please email or call in advance if you are interested in a tour or visit. We currently do not offer any work exchange.

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Listing last updated on Aug 10, 2005

EVERY SUNDAY IS EITHER A WORKSHOP OR VOLLUNTEER DAY call or eMail ahead of time to reserve your space. NOW ACCEPTING APPRENTICE APPLICATIONS FOR 2005 & 2006: Visit The Tree of Life Gardens for more details.




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