3 Month Residential Intensive: Farm & Food Forest Caretaker
Clear Sky Farm is a pioneer of Food Forest agriculture in Canada. They offer annual food forest, grasslands and permaculture courses and are currently establishing a one acre demonstration food forest model on-site at Clear Sky Centre in the East Kootenay, BC.
What is the residential intensive program?
A 3 month residential program consisting of daily karma yoga activities (or selfless service) done with mindfulness, while living and communicating with a conscious awakening community in a strong spiritual container.
Clear Sky define Karma Yoga as training in mindfulness through action. Clear Sky is a modern-day working monastery, and if you spend time there, you will be training in Karma Yoga through all the community interactions and activities that it takes to run the center.
- looking to spend three months, or longer, focused on fast-tracking your personal growth & transformation?
- seeking new ways to deepen your spiritual practice?
- wanting to learn to live and relate in conscious community?
- open to reaching new levels of freedom, by looking at patterns and views that limit you?
- willing to consider input and training offered by others?
- ready to go the extra mile to complete tasks with engagement and attention to detail?
- reading carefully all of the words on this page, and not just skimming the bits you want to hear about?
If you can answer yes to all of these, Clear Sky would be happy to receive your application for the karma yoga program.
Farm and Food Forest Caretaker Karma Yoga Position
If you have a particular interest in farming and food forests, we invite you to apply for our 2019 Food Forest Caretaker karma yoga position. While all of our karma yogis are involved in a variety of activities (such as cooking, video editing or outdoor maintenance), the Food Forest caretaker would have a specific focus on the farm, and spend the majority of their time on farm-related project: harvesting, weedwhacking and pruning; upgrading irrigation systems; and producing and selling value-added products (such as juices, jams, and chutneys). You would be supported by the guidance of our Farm Manager in all areas of your farm-related karma yoga.
Clear Sky is proudly home to one of Canada’s largest cold climate food forests. Designed in 2012 and planted in 2013, the food forest is a one acre demonstration model of sustainable agro-forestry. For anyone wishing to grow their own Food Forest or start their own artisanal, perennial based organic farm, this position will provide invaluable ‘hands on’ experience.
Ideally, you would have some experience with farming, gardening, permaculture and/or food forests, as well as an interest in local/organic food products (experience in a production kitchen being a huge asset). Caring for the food forest requires use of a tractor, weed whacker and other tools. The daily karma yoga for this position includes tasks such as weedwhacking & grass management, irrigation management, plant care, fruit harvesting, herb picking & drying, and coordination of produce sales with the Farm Enterprise Manager. Your days would be balanced with general Clear Sky karma yoga in the kitchen or elsewhere on property.
Read about the Karma Yoga program here.