urban farmer training
The High School for Public Service Youth Farm (a partnership between the school, Green Guerillas and BK Farmyards) is offering an Urban Farmer Training Program for the 2012 season.
Based at the Youth Farm, the program will offer participants the chance to learn the most efficient farming techniques, study direct marketing of fresh food, and work side-by-side with youth farmers and food advocates. The program is ideal for recent college graduates, adults wanting a career change, gardeners looking to develop professional farming skills, and anyone interested in sustainable urban agriculture.
- 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 at the Youth Farm, a 1-acre farm at the High School for Public Service in Crown Heights, Brooklyn
- Technical Workshops - one per week, covering topics from soil health to integrated pest management to food justice
- 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 alongside teens in our Summer Youth Leadership Program
Applicants can learn more about the program, and access the online application, HERE. Applications were due February 27, but that deadline has been extended. Please apply ASAP!!
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 percentage of the fee goes towards the farm’s community involvement work. Payment can be made in multiple installments.