The Yasodhara Ashram Food Flow Learning Residency is intended for individuals who want to broaden and deepen their understanding of organic sustainable agriculture, seasonal food preservation and the practice of Karma Yoga. Karma Yoga, or selfless service, is an essential part of life at Yasodhara Ashram.
Located in the rural community of Kootenay Bay, this full-time, three month Learning Residency provides hands-on experience from field to table to larder. Emphasis is placed on organic full cycle food production, from soil amendment and bed preparation to crop rotation, succession and companion planting. We also practice composting, seed saving, beekeeping, and more. The Ashram also employs the use of a 1,000 square foot mobile hoop house to support a four season growing period. We work with produce from the garden, orchard and local farmers to preserve food by freezing, canning, fermenting and dehydrating. Working with the wealth of ashram recipes and experience, Learning Residents will gain high level processing skills as well as learning method, purpose and record keeping. Emphasis is placed on whole food use, quality and safety.
Important qualities are an open mind, a positive disposition and interest in living and learning within a spiritual community.
Students in education, agriculture, environmental sciences, nutrition, health, cooking and related fields are encouraged to apply.
Our learning residencies are a blend of spiritual and career/life development opportunities. Learning Residents receive meals and accommodations for the length of their stay, a value of $1200 per month.
This is a three month position with monthly intakes.
HELPFUL SKILLS & ABILITIES
Many of these skills and abilities can be acquired through the program, however previous experience is an asset:
Interpersonal Leadership and Communication
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please fill out and submit the application form:
Download Learning Residency Application
Application deadline: Applications are accepted any time, please call if you have any questions: Shakti 250-227-9224
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Mar 23 2019 ID: 52372