I moved to Green Gulch Farm in 2003 and migrated to Tassajara Zen Mountain Center in 2006 where over a period of 3 years I worked on the kitchen crew, served as fukuten (crew manager) and tenzo (head of the kitchen). My time there inspired me to ordain as a priest with Tenshin Reb Anderson so, in 2008, I returned to Green Gulch, where I spent an additional two years as fukuten here. Five years later, I left to try my fortunes in Hollywood where I obtained two professional cooking jobs, both of which I was fired from. I'm back at Green Gulch and am excited to offer my unique brand of failure to any apprentices who would like to join me.
Farm and Garden Apprenticeship Program
Each spring since the Farm and Garden Apprenticeship Program’s founding, in 1994, new farm and garden apprentices join our community and experience a unique opportunity to study themselves and the natural world through meditation practice and working directly with the land in the Green Gulch watershed.
Guest Program Apprenticeship Program
The Guest Program Apprenticeship is a program of three to four months. Please read the background information on this page and on the Guest Program Apprenticeship Application Process page before applying.