Growing Urban Farmers

Growing Urban Farmers

Not a veteran, but dreaming of becoming an urban farmer? We offer a 12-week, 480-hour program as an introduction to urban farming, which is open to everyone regardless of age and military standing. Scheduled to accommodate students who are interested in farming as a career to help them gain a full understanding of what is entailed and learn basic skills. Forty hours per week is spent in a combination of formal instruction and field study sessions, learning the basics of running an urban food growing operation. Participants will acquire the knowledge they need to scale their home garden to provide more food for their family along with basic skills and awareness of horticultural proficiencies and resources required to pursue urban farming as a viable career option.

Classes for registered students begin at 7:30 a.m. on the first of February, May, August and November.  Applications considered on a first-come basis. Fee $2,400. Scholarships of up to 40% are available based on demonstrated need and full scholarships are available for Military Veterans who apply and are accepted.

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