What is the most important job in society? Policeman? Politician? Manager? Factory worker? Teacher?

Actually, the most important job in society is the one that feeds you! A Farmer!

Without food, no other job can be performed. Our current method of farming is unsustainable and we will run out of topsoil within the next 30-50 years if we do nothing.

But farming is hard, isn’t it? I don’t own any land. I don’t want to buy land if I don’t know what to do, or how to do it.

The answer is a FARM INTERNSHIP. We have several programs designed to give you a taste of farming from basic gardening all the way up to earning your Permaculture Design Certificate.

We have 3 different Internship programs for you to choose from.

1. 30-day Internship with no training *

2. 60-day Internship with training *

3. 4 month PDC workshare **

* Will recieve a certificate of Internship Completion accepted by most educational institutions

** Will recieve a Permaculture Design Certification

30 Day Internship w/o Training;

- Shared housing or tent
- Hot showers and toilet facilities
- Kitchen facilities
- Food - we provide rice and chicken. Vegetables, eggs, and mushrooms are picked by you from the garden.
- Community living – Cooking, cleaning, socializing

60 day Internship with Training;

- Shared housing or tent
- Hot showers and toilet facilities
- Kitchen facilities
- Food - we provide rice and chicken. Vegetables, eggs, and mushrooms are picked by you from the garden.
- Community living – Cooking, cleaning, socializing

PLUS: - One-on-one/class instruction:
- Soil remediation techniques
- Compost styles
- Earthworks for preserving water
- Trees and their functions
- Food forest design
- Perrenials
- Fungi

4-month workshare with PDC

- Shared housing or tent
- Hot showers and toilet facilities
- Kitchen facilities
- Food - we provide rice and chicken. Vegetables, eggs, and mushrooms are picked by you from the garden.
- Community living – Cooking, cleaning, socializing

Permaculture Design Certificate

Classes in;

  • Introduction- What is Permaculture?
  • Three Ethics
    • Care for the Earth
    • Care for People
    • Care for the Future (Fair share, share of excess)
  • Principles & Responsibilities – 
    • Principle of Observationand action
    • Catch and Store Energy
    • Obtain a Yield
    • Apply Self Regulations and Accept Feedback
    • Use and Value Renewable Energy and Resources
    • Produce No Waste
    • Design From Pattern to Detail
    • Integrate Rather Than Segregate
    • Cooperation Not Competition
    • Use Small and Slow Solutions
    • Use and Value Diversity
    • Use Edges and Value the Marginal
    • Creatively Use and Respond to Change
  • Patterns of Nature
  • Our Regenerative World
  • Trees  
  • Water
  • Soil
  • Fungi
  • Earthworks & Earth Resources
  • Permaculture Processes & Frameworks 
  • Food Forests & Gardens
  • Tropical Climates
  • Temperate Climates
  • Arid Climates
  • Aquaculture
  • Alternative Energy
  • Urban Permaculture
  • Permatecture
  • Social Permaculture
  • Regenerative Agriculture
  • Permaculture in Action
  • Careers in Permaculture
 

- Bed with mattress, or a tent

- Blanket

- Pillow

- Bed sheets

- Mosquito net

- Small kitchen w/cooking utensils

- Refrigerator/freezer to put your food in

- Hot water for bathing

- WiFi

- Personal Hygiene products that do not contain anti-bacterial ingredients or fluoride

- Towel and washcloth

- Boots during the rainy season

- Shoes or boots during the dry season

- Raincoat

- Long sleeve shirt

- Lightweight long work pants 

- Broad-brimmed hat (traditional straw hat may be provided)

- Sleeping bag if you choose to stay in a tent

- Flashlight

- Negative covid test within 24hrs before arriving.

- Notebook to document your new-found knowledge

 

 

Applicants should have the following;

- Minimum of 18 years of age

- strong work ethic

- a fit and able body and mind (manual work is often repetitive and strenuous.)

- You must be able to work at least 5 hours a day

- excellent communication skills

- work with a task-based approach (as opposed to a time-based system).  This is farming!

- Farm Tasks: Managing the nursery, chickens, goats, building compost, worm farms, weeding, planting, digging earthworks, watering, spreading compost, repairing/creating infrastructure, basically, anything that we need to get done to provide our educational training and move our permaculture projects forward.
- All interns must contribute to work in the community garden. There will be fresh produce for you to pick and seeds/seedlings for you to plant to replace what was used.

You only need the following to apply;

1. Being on Time
2. Good Work Ethic
3. Honest Effort
4. Positive Energy
5. Friendly Attitude
6. Being Coachable
7. Doing Extra
8. Being Prepared
9. Shared Passion

30-day Internship without Classes - This is a workshare program to give you some experience in what it takes to be a farmer, and a Certificate of Completion.

Through experience, you will learn the following (depending on the time of year)

  1. mulching
  2. compost making
  3. housing and feeding of chickens
  4. making biochar
  5. earthworks
  6. irrigation
  7. Soil remediation techniques
  8. Trees and their functions
  9. Food forest design

We provide rice and eggs, fruit, and vegetables from the garden. You provide anything else.

We required a 1,000,000vnd non-refundable deposit ($43.00)  

Due on Arrival - 2,000,000vnd

Total                  - 3,000,000vnd ($127)

60-day Internship with classes -

Through experience and one-on-one teaching, you will learn the following (depending on the time of year)

  1. identify soil types
  2. plant guilds
  3. companion planting
  4. mulching
  5. compost making
  6. housing and feeding of chickens
  7. making biochar
  8. earthworks
  9. irrigation

Deposit                      1,000,000vnd (non-refundable)($43.00)  

Due upon Arrival  6,000,000 Due upon arrival

TOTAL -                 7,000,000vnd ($300)

4-Month PDC Workshare

This is a workshare program. Your labor is used to offset some expenses for the course.

We provide rice and eggs, fruit, and vegetables from the garden. You provide anything else.

Deposit  1,000,000vnd  (non-refundable) ($43.00)   

Due upon arrival  -  12,000,000 ($499)

(Currently, Vietnam is only offering 30 days tourist visas to most countries. If you are coming from a county where you can get a longer visa then please contact us for special arrangements)

To apply, fill out this form

Internship Application Form

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