What Apprentices Can Expect

cropped-100_07421.jpgA typical workday lasts 6-8 hours but that varies according to personal stamina and, of course, the weather. Central Pennsylvania summers are hot and humid. We’re often out in the field at daybreak if there’s some pressing task. Normally, we gather just after breakfast (around 8:00 AM). cropped-dsc_0215.jpgKeep in mind that farming can be very repetitive and includes tasks such as heavy lifting, repetitive grasping, standing, bending, and walking from one end of a growing zone to another. I’ve worked with apprentices who love to crank it out from dawn to dusk and others who don’t have that kind of endurance. We’re not trying to squeeze the life out of people, we are trying to provide a rich and rewarding experience for you.cropped-61.jpgBesides the farm chore routine, apprentices occasionally lend a helping hand around the Gita Nagari greater community.  Farming is our focus but there’s also ample downtime for socializing and enjoying festivals.

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