Plainsong Farm is a nine month program for young adults, ages 21-30, that offers immersive experiences and education in small-scale regenerative agriculture, spiritual practice, Christian learning, entrepreneurship and leadership, and communal living.
Unlike other ESC programs, Plainsong Farm’s year runs January to November.
As a center for farm-based discipleship, we are working to catalyze a culture of Christianity grounded in the stewardship of Creation, and to equip a generation of young leaders able to start and steward institutions at the intersection of discipleship, ecology, justice and health. As a living laboratory, we integrate faith and ecology through immersive, hands-on experiences.
The farm offers seasonal, nutrient-dense food to community members and acts as a demonstration site for hands-on environmental education.
Young adults participate in the work of the farm, daily contemplative prayer, land based faith formation with the wider community, seasonal events, garlic planting and special events with national leaders.
A course of readings, discussions with the farm’s co-founders, program staff, and guest facilitators provide experiential learning in regenerative agriculture, justice and reconciliation, and Christian spiritual practice.
Fellows live in a shared apartment on site at the farm.
Due to generous support from our donors, this program is provided at no cost to participants. Housing, health insurance and fresh produce are provided as well as a small stipend to cover incidental costs.
Shared outdoor spaces with one another and with the wider communities of Plainsong Farm enable the fellows to experience and extend hospitality. The farm is at hand as a space of sabbath refuge and reflection as well as weekday work.
Learn more about Plainsong Farm.