Monday, February 13, 2012

Interested in Farming?

Applications due Wednesday Feb 29th

The Youth Farm is now accepting applications for our 2012 Adult Farm Training Program. Our Farm Training program is designed as a holistic educational experience for people interested in learning about urban agriculture, food justice, youth empowerment and more. As a participant you will learn alongside farm managers in the field, at our market, with our youth and meet experts in the field from across the city. Our program is great for folks who would like to gain a deeper understanding of what it takes to grow fresh food and flowers, and explore the many career opportunities within sustainable agriculture. The program is also suited to residents with access to land in a community garden, backyard, or rooftop who would like to build expertise in horticulture. If you are someone with a variety of interests, from having fun while giving back to our community, to learning about food justice and wanting to include gardening in your current life, this training program is for you.

The Basics
  • Full Season Farm Training program: 30 weeks, April-November
  • Summer Season Farm Training program: 20 weeks, June- October
  • 20 hours per week on Mondays, Wednesdays & Friday
  • Serious hands-on farm work
  • Technical Workshops (one per week)
  • Focused Rotations in Propagation, Cut Flowers, Marketing and more
  • NYC C.R.A.F.T. (opportunities to visit and learn from other city farmers)
  • Youth Work
Applications due FEBRUARY 29th!
Tuition for the training program is $2,100 for the full season (30 weeks) and $1,400 for the summer only (20 weeks). This fee ensures the sustainability of the training program, and a small percentage of the fee goes towards the farm’s community involvement work. Payment can be made in two installments.