TRACK 1 – The full program including classroom, in-field training, field trips and farmers market stand experience.
Cost = $2,700 if you apply before December 15, 2012.
Cost = $3,000 after December 15, 2012.
* Two Work-trade Scholarships and four Full Scholarships are available for TRACK 1.
TRACK 2 – Includes classroom training and field trips only. Track 2 does not include in-field training.
Cost = $1,080 if you apply before December 15, 2012.
Cost = $1,200 after December 15, 2012.
No scholarships available for TRACK 2.
* Work-Trade Scholarships require an additional 125 hours of in-field work through the end of the 2013 program. Apprentices accepted to the program and granted the Work-Trade Scholarship will be responsible for a $100 processing fee. This tuition waiver will be available for 2 students this year in exchange for helping on the farm 1 day per week throughout the season. Prospective work trade students must be available all day Friday or Saturday from May through September. Work trade tasks will include, but are not limited to: Watering, weeding, greenhouse maintenance and weed whacking.
* Full Scholarshipsdo not require additional field-work. This tuition waiver will be available to 4 students this year. Apprentices accepted into the program and granted a full scholarship will be responsible for a $300 processing fee.
I am applying for (CHECK ONE):
Please answer the following questions
I am 18 years of age or older:
I am able to lift 50 pounds:
I am able to work for up to 7 hours of continuous strenuous outdoor labor:
Describe your previous gardening and farming experience and education, if any:
Tell us why you are interested in the Beginning Urban Farmer Apprenticeship (BUFA) program and how you plan to use what you learn in the program:
Describe your skill, experience and/ or interest in self-employment, or starting and running a small business:
Briefly describe your Education and/ or Training:
Briefly describe your recent work experience (Position, Place, Dates):
Please include the names and contact information for 2 references (at least 1 professional reference if available):