Sweetwater Farm is a non-profit, community-supported urban organic farm and educational center located in the Town n’ Country area of Tampa (just northwest of TIA). Through their hands-on programs, visitors of all ages practice appropriate land stewardship and master sustainable agriculture techniques.
Apprentices work seasonally from September/October through the end of April/May growing certified organic vegetables, herbs, and flowers for their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and their on-site Sunday Market. Bending, lifting, and carrying bins of produce are part of the daily routine. Apprentices will work closely with the Farmers, part-time Interns, kids, and Volunteers.
Sweetwater recruits 3-4 Farm Apprentices each season to dig right in and learn the basics of sustainable farming through our full-time hands-on program. Apprentices live on farm property in our Apprentice house (which also serves as the Education Center) and receive a stipend of $100 a week. Each Apprentice will have their own private sleeping area, and will share a common area that includes a full kitchen, bathroom with shower, and living area with an enclosed porch. The house has Wi-Fi for internet access. Apprentices work with our Farmers 40-45 hours for 5 days of the week (including weekends). Apprenticeships are considered complete at the end of the Season and Apprentices will be required to vacate the Apprentice house at that time.