1744 Holicong Rd, New Hope, PA 18938

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Email: hundredfruitfarm@gmail.com

Phone: (610) 324-5085

No Synthetic
Pesticides or Fertilizers

No Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

Humanely Raised Animals

B.N.A

Volunteers, Internships, and Apprenticeships

We really value the mentor-apprentice relationship at Hundred Fruit Farm, because it is through this process that we became involved in sustainable agriculture and gained the skills we needed to eventually start our own farm. We have a number of different roles at the farm for people who are interested in getting involved in permaculture or organic farming and want to learn by doing. Currently, these programs are only open to people who live nearby and can commute, or to those who can bring their own fully independent accommodation (like a tiny house) to stay in, as we don't have extra on-farm accommodation available yet. All our volunteers, interns, and apprentices who work at least 10 hours a week will receive a large share of vegetables from the garden.

Volunteers

If you live nearby and want to help out informally (not full time and not on a fixed schedule), then contact us! We can always use extra hands! Volunteers will help with whatever is needed on the farm at that time - feeding and moving animals, weeding, mowing, harvesting, planting, chipping, etc. 

Internship Program

Our internship program is designed for people who are relatively inexperienced with permaculture and sustainable agriculture to get their hands dirty by helping out with general tasks on the farm and learning lots of new skills in the process. Interns will receive direct training in these skills and learn things like:

  • Permaculture design methods and principles

  • Gardening and skills

  • Composting methods

  • Animal husbandry and care

  • Fruit tree planting and care

  • Tractor use and maintenance

  • Marketing farm products

  • Fencing installation and maintenance

  • Natural building

  • Orchard and berry management 

  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Interns are expected to work at least 30 hrs/week on the farm. Interns who complete at least four months of their internship program will get to attend our next permaculture design course (PDC) for free, or if they have already taken one with us, will get their PDC tuition reimbursed. They will also be eligible to join us in as an apprentice the following season.

Apprenticeship Program

Our apprenticeship program is open to individuals who either have completed our internship program already, or who already possess significant experience or skills working on farms. This program is meant to narrow one's focus to a specific specialization and give someone the confidence and real-world experience they need to someday start their own farm or permaculture-related business. Apprenticeships will be in charge of their own enterprise at the farm and manage it themselves with minimal oversight from us, and get to share in the profits of that enterprise (or if there are no direct profits from that enterprise, receive a stipend from us). In practice, this could mean something like:

  • Managing and expanding an existing enterprise on the farm:

    • CSA / buyer's club

    • Weekend workshop series

    • Pastured animal systems (lamb, pork, and eggs)

    • Berries and orchard

    • Natural building

  • Starting and managing a brand new enterprise from scratch:

    • Pastured poultry​

    • Honey business

    • Small commercial nursery

    • Aquaponics system

    • Small-scale dairy

If you are interested in joining us as a volunteer, intern, or apprentice, contact us and let us know.