Plainsong Farm is a living laboratory where young adults can experiment with how to pray, belong, grow, rest, and play. Plainsong’s fellows grow food for local pantries, help out with farm camp, host volunteers, care for the land, and share stories from the farm. The Young Adult Fellowship program is designed for four young adults, aged 21 to 32. The fellowship offers immersive experiences and education in small-scale regenerative agriculture, spiritual practice, and communal living.
Over the 10-months Plainsong Fellows will experience:
-a balanced life of prayer, feasts, play, rest, study, conversation, retreats, and work
-immersion in regenerative agriculture and contemplative practice for health and healing of all creation
-contextual analysis of power, possession, people, and place, both in history and today
-life in community with one another and the various intergenerational communities of Plainsong Farm
-the joys and opportunities for conflict transformation that comes with living in community
All of the fellows help out with farm chores and farm events. And each fellow is tasked with a particular position on the farm. Accepted Fellows and Plainsong’s Leadership will discern an appropriate position for each fellow to serve, at Plainsong Farm, throughout their fellowship year.
2023 Fellowship Positions: Farm Crew Fellow, Storytelling & Networking Fellow, Hospitality & Education Fellow and Care of Place Fellow.
Dates of service: January 8, 2023 to November 3, 2023
Weekly commitment: 32 work hours per week, 8 formation hours per week
Compensation: $400 monthly stipend, housing on the farm, utilities, end-of-service award, health insurance, spiritual direction, access to therapy, and seasonal vegetables (total estimated value of $12,000)
Plainsong Farm is an ecumenical ministry whose fellowship is a part of the Episcopal Service Corps program. Applicants from all denominations, traditions, and levels of faith commitment are welcome. Everyone’s invited and we hope for a diverse group.