Apprenticeship Program

Desert Marigold School’s Agricultural Apprenticeship

Desert Marigold School is located on 12 acres of land at the foot of South Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona. At the center of the campus is the school garden that provides learning experiences for the students and countless hours of opportunities for parents and the wider community to share the joy learning “in the earth.” Produce is shared within the school community and, at times, supplies farmer’s markets.

This apprenticeship will include participation in all aspects of the garden’s maintenance and productivity, including:

Compost Development

Soil Preparation, Cultivating & Weeding

Seed Propagation, Planting, and Saving

Watering & Irrigation (Drip and Native Methods)

Harvesting of Produce, Flowers & Herbs

Farmers’ Market Representation (occasional)

In our opinion, the only food worth eating incorporates a cycle of connection and completion where nothing is wasted and everything is appreciated and loved.Do not let this enchanted opportunity pass you by. Learn about the real meaning of nourishment.

While this is a non-paying apprenticeship the rewards gained in hands on work and the experience available is priceless to anyone who wishes to learn what the earth has to share.

The minimum commitment is 6 hours per week. Due to the nature of working at a school, all applicants must have a finger print clearance card prior to working around the children.

Contact Bobi Harshfield, School Gardener through the school office: 602-243-6909

or email