Position: Lands & Groundskeeping Learning Residency
Type: 4-8 months, volunteer position, accommodations & food provided, stipend available
Organization: Yasodhara Ashram
Location: Kootenay Bay, BC (near Nelson)
The Yasodhara Ashram Lands & Groundskeeping Learning Residency is intended for individuals who want to broaden and deepen their understanding of lands and grounds management (shrubs, flowers, trees, mulching, composting, pruning, mowing, irrigation, erosion and invasive weed control, trails, pathways and beach maintenance) and the practice of Karma Yoga. Karma Yoga is the practice of selfless service, and is an essential part of life at Yasodhara Ashram.
The Ashram property is set on 115 acres of land in the Purcell mountain range of southwestern British Columbia, Canada, on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake. Much of this land is protected as natural, mountainside forest. The Ashram grounds are set across the lower 40 acres near to the beaches and most of the Ashram buildings. The grounds include lawns, fruit trees, sacred spaces, a fast running creek and over 20 flowerbeds. There are also more than 2.5 acres of organic gardens and orchards.
The Lands & Groundskeeping team is responsible for the stewardship of the Ashram land. This includes:
Yasodhara Ashram uses sustainable/green practices, has land use plans and a Land Ethic. Our commitment is to honour the sacred unity of life and to live in relationship with the natural world through this land, in a spirit of reverence and joy.
Some experience with tool use, leading others and a willingness to get your hands dirty are helpful. Important qualities are an open mind, a positive disposition and interest in living and learning within a spiritual community.
Students in environmental sciences, conservation, forestry and related fields are encouraged to apply.
This is a variable 4-8 month position. (Our growing season is 7-8 months, April to the end of October).
The intake dates for this position are: April 4, May 2, May 30. Applications are due February 28, 2017.
Please note that we are open to discussing other timeframes based on personal availability.
HELPFUL SKILLS & ABILITIES FOR WORKING AT THE ASHRAM
LANDS & GROUNDSKEEPING SKILLS & ABILITIES
To apply, please fill out and submit the application form
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Application deadline: Applications are due February 28, 2017.
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GoodWork ID: 38035 Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Feb 3 2017