Work Trade. Currently, our work trade program is available for students enrolled in one or more of our Apprenticeship Programs: Ancestral Living Skills, Ethnobotany, and Path of the Hunter. We offer a 50-hour credit ($500) towards tuition to each applicant who demonstrates that they would benefit from a work trade credit. The availability of work trade hours may be increased, determined by how many students apply. Most activities will be grounds work including planting and tending the vegetable garden, raking, and pruning, as well as preparing course materials for programs. We require that a portion of the work trade hours go towards organizing and packing program supplies prior to overnight courses and unpacking and re-shelving them immediately upon returning from the course. This usually takes a few hours total per course, and is an essential part of the exchange.
Requirements: Individuals need to be self-motivated, have a good work ethic, and be passionate about learning ancestral living skills. Applicants must be physically fit enough to perform the required work, and must have their own transportation. Any special talents or experiences a person possesses will also be considered.
If you would like to be considered for the work trade option, please note that on your application, along with a resume and letter describing your interest in work trade and what you hope to get out of your experience.
Discount. We offer a dual Apprenticeship discount for students who enroll in both the Ethnobotany and Ancestral Living Skills Apprenticeship programs.
Flexible payment options are available. Please check with us if you would like to make alternate or monthly payment arrangements