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. Corps members spend 8 hours/week in formational activities.
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 for 32 hours/week. They also have access to 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. For 2023, Corps members will receive a $400 monthly stipend, housing, utilities, end-of-service award, health insurance, spiritual direction, therapy, and seasonal vegetables (total estimated value of $12,000)
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.