Now Accepting Applications!

So you wanna be a farmer?  Now’s your chance!  Farm School NYC and The Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems are now accepting applications!

Farm School NYC aims to increase the self-reliance of communities and inspire

positive local action around issues of food access and social, economic and racial justice by providing comprehensive professional training in urban agriculture for NYC residents.

Farm School NYC will offer compre­hensive training in all aspects of urban agriculture through a two-year cer­tificate program and a wide range of individual courses.

  • Unique, community-based approach
  • Accessible to all NYC residents
  • Supported by Just Food and a vast network of urban farmers, commu­nity gardeners, anti-hunger and food justice advocates in New York City

Application Deadline:

  • July 18, 2011 (Fall Semester)

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The Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems is a research, education, and public service program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, dedicated to increasing ecological sustainability and social justice in the food and agriculture system.

On the UCSC campus, the Center operates the 2-acre Alan Chadwick Garden and the 25-acre Farm. Both sites are managed using organic production methods and serve as research, teaching, and training facilities for students, staff, and faculty.

Now accepting applications to their Ecological Horticulture Apprenticeship Program.  This six-month, full-time apprenticeship includes classroom instruction, in-field training, and hands-on experience in the gardens, greenhouses, orchards,fields, and marketing outlets.

Application Deadline(s):

  • August 15, 2011 (International Students)
  • September 30, 2011 (U.S. Citizens)

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Lorrie Clevenger