The Yasodhara Ashram Garden Learning Residency is intended for individuals who want to broaden and deepen their understanding of organic sustainable agriculture and the practice of Karma Yoga. Karma Yoga is the practice of selfless service, and 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. 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. There may be opportunities to work with garden design and construction should seasonal projects call for these skills. The Ashram also employs the use of a 1,000 square foot mobile hoop house to support a three to four season growing period.
Some gardening experience and familiarity with organic production methods is preferred but not essential. 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, 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.
The season is divided into three periods:
The intake dates for this position are: Period 1 - March 3, Period 2 - April 29, Period 3 - June 24
HELPFUL SKILLS & ABILITIES
GARDEN SPECIFIC SKILLS & ABILITIES
Some of these 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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GoodWork ID: 44157 Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Feb 14 2018