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City Farming NYC Meetup Message Board › Apprenticeships at the Youth Farm: Apply Now!

Apprenticeships at the Youth Farm: Apply Now!

Molly C.
Brooklyn, NY
Post #: 2
The Youth Farm at Wingate Campus is an educational production farm in East Flatbush that offers New Yorkers opportunities to increase their knowledge of the food system and build high level organic growing skills to share with their communities. The Youth Farm grows organic food and flowers on one acre for the community and beyond, and offers advanced farm training and leadership opportunities for youth and adults.

The goal of the Urban Farm Training Program is to provide participants an opportunity to develop high level organic farming skills through an intensive program combining formal instruction and hands-on work. Apprentices will be chosen based on their ability to commit to the program, their enthusiasm, their desire to learn, and work ethic.

During a season on the Youth Farm, you will become intimately familiar with the tasks, challenges, and rewards of growing many varieties of vegetables and flowers. Through this 20-hour per week commitment, you will gain a good sense and feel for the physical, mental and spiritual energy required to produce nutritious and delicious food, beautiful flowers, and a rich and harmonious community space. You will meet like-minded individuals and form important connections with others entering and contributing to this exciting field.

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