The goal of the program is to provide an agrarian internship program that aims to help young people embrace truth, beauty, and goodness within the daily rhythms of life.
The name and purpose of Ithaka Fellowship is best depicted by Homer's classic tale, The Odyssey. As you may recall, the story begins in a world consumed with uprootedness, aggression, relativism, and unbelief - a world very much like our own. But as the story unfolds, a man by the name of Odysseus breaks free and triumphantly returns to his home in Ithaka. It is there among his family, community, and terraced fields that he finds timeless values (truth, goodness, and beauty) affirmed and lived out.
The Garden Apprenticeship Program is an opportunity to imitate and experience this redemptive interrelationship. There are two internship tracks:
Develop Biblical Garden-based Sunday School curriculum to be experimented with and implemented on Sunday mornings.
Design, Market, and Implement 1 week Garden Based Summer Camp in Late July.
Design, Market, and Implement Produce Stand
Design, Market, and Implement Garden Produce CSA Membership program.
Assist in conducting Fundraising events