Thursday, September 15, 2011

Farming Apprenticeships

EarthDance is now accepting applications for our 2012 Organic Farming Apprenticeship! Here’s what some of our current farmies have to say about the program:

• “I wanted a great learning experience and this is exceeding my expectations. Each shift I learn something.”

• “The apprenticeship is a commitment, but well worth it!”

• “What I’ve appreciated most is meeting so many amazing people. Truly enlivens what community farming is about.”

The EarthDance Organic Farming Apprenticeship is an opportunity to learn how to grow food on a productive farm, close to home. The program was designed to serve the needs of urban and suburban dwellers who are interested in learning to grow their own food or exploring careers in sustainable agriculture, but are not yet able to devote themselves to full-time farming.

The program is a commitment of 10 hours per week over the course of the growing season. The apprenticeship consists of hands-on learning through farm and market work, weekly enrichment sessions, and field trips to other local farms. Also, each week apprentices take home a share of the harvest!

You can find out more about the program from the Apprenticeship FAQ section of our website, or by attending one of our So, You Want to Be a Farmer? Info Sessions. To find out how to apply to be a 2012 EarthDance Apprentice, click here.

So, You Want To Be a Farmer? Info Sessions

Thursday, September 22, 2011 6:00p-7:30pm at Ferguson Middle School’s Library, 701 January Avenue, Ferguson MO 63135

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 7:00-8:30pm at Schalfly Bottleworks in Maplewood, 7260 Southwest Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63143

Thursday October 20, 2011 7:00-8:30pm at University City Public Library, 6701 Delmar Blvd, St Louis, MO 63130

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