Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Farming Apprenticeship Program

EarthDance, an educational farm located in Ferguson, MO, is currently accepting applications for the 2011 season of their Organic Farming Apprenticeship program. The apprenticeship is an opportunity for St. Louis area residents to learn how to grow food organically on a real working farm, close to home.

EarthDance has created a cooperative learning and working environment well-suited for individuals who want to gain practical organic farming skills on a part-time basis. Apprentices, or "Freshman Farmies," commit to a total of 10 hours (minimum) per week to field walks, on-farm enrichment sessions and workshops, farm and market labor.

In addition, the apprenticeship program includes monthly field trips to local farms and a weekly share of the harvest through their CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. Application details are available on their website.

EarthDance will host an info session at Schlafly Bottleworks this Monday, November 29th at 7pm, where anyone with an interest in the program can find out more.

Info Session on the EarthDance Organic Farming Apprenticeship Program

Monday, November 29th, 7:00-8:30 PM
Schlafly Bottleworks, Crown Room
7260 Southwest Ave (at Manchester)
Maplewood, MO

1 comment:

  1. Do you know of any 'farms' closer to the central Missouri area (around Jeff City/Columbia or even west of St. Louis) that might have apprenticeships like this (10 hours a week or so) for 2011?