The internship is a very special time at Ampersand. Our site comes to life as amazing folk gather for an intensive learning and community living experience. We share in a lifestyle that is abundant with the essentials.
Our rustic living conditions include, solar electricity, running rainwater (frugal use is expected with both), hot showers, an indoor bathroom with composting toilets, and wireless internet access. We cook primarily with solar ovens and live off rainwater that we harvest throughout the year. We build with earth and salvaged materials.
Living with Ampersand’s sustainable systems is an education in itself. We also teach workshops that the public is invited to. The internship includes several day field trips that highlight local culture, innovation and sustainable practices. We schedule weekly for personal time and exploration.
Our 2015 work projects focus on Sustainable Food Systems, Land Restoration, Natural Building, and Organic Gardening. Full details here..
We will be installing an experimental retrofit to our greenhouse, complements of Steve Baer and Zomeworks. Clear tubes of water covering the roof are intended to keep greenhouse temperatures up in the winter. We also have some salvage building projects. Let us know and we can save a spot in a strawbale cottage for you to stay over on the 7th.
This was taken at our last volunteer weekend in November. Thanks Scott and Natalie!