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two-month Working Program is designed to take you through a practical working experience of ecological and sustainable living. The internship’s primary focus is to catalyze a process of learning, communication, and rewarding work, which benefits its participants, the environment and the farm community. This process will provide you with the basic practices and foundations for sustainable and ecological living. We want to give you the proper tools and techniques so you can apply your knowledge in your own community, home, or local farm.
We believe that exploring ecology, sustainability and permaculture by studying a website or hearing a lecture is not enough. Sure, one can learn a lot about composting and the benefits of using a compost toilet from a book. However, actually using one for several weeks or even months results in an experiential shift in one’s understanding that renders using a “conventional” flush toilet a surreal experience. This sort of consciousness shift can only occur by doing- that is, by living a truly sustainable lifestyle first-hand. With this in mind, Work the land on the Hava & Adam Farm takes our cues from nature, and teaches via this very simple principle- learning by doing. This sort of consciousness shift can only occur by doing- that is, by living a truly sustainable lifestyle first-hand.