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Growing Food, Building Community

Allegheny Mountain Institute is a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit whose mission is to cultivate healthy communities through food and education. Our vision is to create a thriving network of collaborative, vibrant communities, who value the connection between food and health.

AMI's flagship program is a fully sponsored Farm and Food Education Fellowship. After successfully incubating a Farm to School Program at the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind, AMI launched a Farm to Hospital program with Augusta Health in 2018.

What if you had the chance to spend six months on top of a mountain, learning how to grow food for yourself and your community? What if you could get paid to spend a year sharing the power of growing and eating real, fresh food? This, in a nutshell, is our 18 month Farm and Food Fellowship. Apply by March 9 at bit.ly/amifellowship2020

Phase I – Farm Study (May 11-October 28, 2020)

Gain hands-on experience in sustainable fruit and vegetable production, poultry and animal husbandry, beekeeping, homesteading skills and more on our Allegheny Farm in Highland County, VA. Study regenerative farming, nutrition and wellness, herbalism, permaculture design, and community development through expert guest instructors, field trips, and educational sessions. Explore local food system leadership opportunities through participation in school garden activities, a weekly farmers market, farm stay programming and more.

Experience living in the deciduous temperate forest on the Eastern Continental Divide, reside in handcrafted cabins and share farm-fresh meals supplemented with whole food staples. Tuition to Phase I is fully subsidized by AMI for all Fellows who fulfill the AMI Fellowship requirements, including participation in the Phase II year of service. 

Phase II – Service Application (January 4 - December 17, 2021) Apply Phase I training and work with AMI and Partner Organizations to help build healthy communities through food and education in Highland and Augusta Counties, Virginia. Contribute to projects such as: growing food and increasing food access, developing local food system infrastructure, and creating and teaching site-based garden curriculum. Build farming and leadership skills through monthly continuing education opportunities, field trips, and workshops. Grow through monthly mentorship and support by AMI staff.

Cost

30

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