Farm Fellowships

Room and Board, Permaculture Design Certificate, 6 months full season training and in the second year, full-time paid position.


Become a School Garden Coordinator. A Local Food Coordinator. Teach in an Educational Garden. Manage an Urban Farm. Start a Value Added food business.

Be a Farmer. All of our graduates have gone on to do these things!


Allegheny Mountain Institute (AMI) is seeking inspiring individuals to participate in the fifth cohort of our AMI Farm Fellowship (formerly the AMS Fellowship).  Applications are available at  The deadline to submit your application is February 15, 2015.


Our goal at AMI is to build skills to help individuals and their communities create a vibrant and accessible local food economy.


The AMI 2015 Farm Fellowship begins April 19, 2015 and ends November 1, 2015.

During this period, AMI Farm Fellows work both on our farm site in Highland County, Virginia and on urban farm projects in Staunton, Virginia.  Farm Fellows study sustainable food production, whole foods preparation and preservation, mindfulness, wellness and nutrition, land stewardship and community development.


Upon successful completion AMI Farm Fellowship, you will receive a Permaculture Design Certificate, as well as gain full season experience working and learning on an education-based, diversified vegetable farm.

AMI Farm Fellows are provided room, board and training. AMI provides basic kitchen staples and AMI Farm Fellows grow much of their own food. Tuition is

$3,000.00 (full scholarships are available).

 AMI Farm Fellows who have successfully completed this fellowship will be eligible to apply to become AMI Senior Fellows for 2016. As AMI Senior Fellows, you will receive an $18,000 stipend for one year to work on projects and with Partner Organizations throughout Central Virginia and the Allegheny- Highlands.  AMI Senior Fellows design and operate community and school gardens, train teachers in school garden-based curriculum, coordinator food projects for communities, coordinate pea patch gardens, teach nutrition and cooking for a healthy lifestyle.

 The AMI Farm Fellowship is a program of Allegheny Mountain Institute.

Allegheny Mountain Institute admits candidates of any race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to Fellows. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and other school-administered programs.

Staunton, Virginia
Publicaton Date: 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 12:00am
Company Name: 
Allegheny Mountain Institute
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