Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Growing Growers Apprenticeship Program

The Growing Growers 2010 Apprenticeship Program is now accepting applications.

If you have ever wondered what is involved in having your own small farm, the Growing Growers Apprenticeship Program may be for you.

Apprentices work or volunteer on area sustainable farms, attend workshops covering the basics of market farming, tour area farms and receive written resources and training from their host farmers.

No experience is necessary, but apprentices must be willing and able to commit to a farm work schedule, attend most workshops (mostly Monday afternoons) and learn on the job. Farm work schedules vary among host farms, so different schedules can be accomodated.

Paid and volunteer apprenticeships are available, and people from all backgrounds and ages are welcome. Host farms produce a variety of crops, including organic vegetables, eggs, native fruits, sheep (for meat, fiber and dairy), honey and more.

For more information go to: or contact Laura Christensen, Program Manager, at or (816) 805-0362.

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