In the AMI Farm Fellowship, a cohort of passionate individuals committed to revitalizing our food shed, live and study together for six months at a farm in the Highlands of Virginia. Here they grow most of their own food while developing a deeper understanding between diet and optimum health.
Allegheny Mountain Institute is seeking a qualified, food and farm savvy leader to fulfill the position of its Executive Director. A commitment to building sustainable food systems and community are key components of the Allegheny Mountain Institute, and an ideal candidate will have, not only an interest in these areas, but the passion and drive to dig deep, leading our organization as it works towards building a healthier food culture in our region. The Executive Director will have overall operational responsibility for Allegheny Mountain Institute’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. A minimum of five years executive experience (preferable in a nonprofit organization) is required, as well as a bachelor’s degree and/or experience in a relevant field.
Allegheny Mountain Institute is seeking a qualified, Jill or Jack-of-all to fulfill the position of its Farm Manager. An ideal candidate will have a keen interest in food systems and building community, and the strengths and skills needed to take both our farm and our programming to the next level. AMI is a team of food-crazed, passionate individuals who know that the “dirty work” is the backbone in building a healthier food culture for all, and we are looking for a like-minded steward to join us as we work, eat, and grow together to carry out AMI’s mission.
The AMI Urban Farm at VSDB is a project of Allegheny Mountain Institute and Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind (VSDB). The farm provides students of all ages a place to learn, play and grow outdoors. Our 3-acre site located on the VSDB campus consists of a 1-acre vegetable farm, educational gardens, outdoor classroom and kitchen, orchard, and diverse native habitat plantings.
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Trevor is a native of Richmond, VA and has a BA in history from the University of Virginia. He developed a passion for growing food in college and has spent his professional career working towards a healthy local food system in Virginia. After graduating from the AMI farm fellowship in 2013, Trevor joined the AMI staff as a project manager and permaculture instructor. He currently manages the AMI Urban Farm located at the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind (VSDB) in Staunton, VA. Trevor enjoys cultivating life of all kinds, with a particular interest in growing medicinal herbs and fruits. In 2014 he cofounded Shenandoah Permaculture Institute where he teaches and writes about permaculture design.