Urban Farming Apprenticeship in Michigan



A program of the Lansing Urban Farm Project

INTERESTED IN URBAN FARMING? Looking for an opportunity to learn how to start an urban farm, grow fresh produce, and gain marketing experience? Enjoy working with others, getting involved in your community and being outdoors?  Consider an apprenticeship with the Lansing Urban Farm Project (LUFP) at Urbandale Farm! THE DETAILS Apprenticeships run from late April through October. 20 hours/week includes a mix of instruction, farm work, market experience, and field trips. Apprentices receive a stipend of $4,000 over the course of the apprenticeship. Apprentices are open to all Lansing-area residents. We especially encourage those who live on the Eastside to apply LUFP is a non-profit organization that operates Urbandale Farm. Its mission is to produce fresh, affordable produce and to develop community-building programs in a sustainable manner. Partial funding for LUFP apprenticeships is provided by the Capital Region Community Foundation and the Ingham County Land Bank. INFORMATION SESSIONS Where: Allen Market Place Conference Room 1629 E. Kalamazoo St. (Enter through the north door of the complex) When: Saturday, January 28 th at 1:00 pm – or Monday, February 13 th at 6:00 pm - or Thursday, February 23 rd at 6:00 pm To RSVP or for more information: Call: 517-999- 3916 Email: delind@msu.edu Visit: UrbandaleFarm.com - or Lansingurbanfarmproject.wordpress.com Urbandale Farm was established in 2010, the first agricultural venture of the Lansing Urban Farm Project (501c3).  LUFP’s mission is to a) make fresh, affordable produce available to urban residents; b) develop programs that integrate food and farming into larger community-building efforts; and c) provide for economic, environmental, and cultural and social sustainability.The farm is located in the 700 block of S. Hayford in the heart of the city’s 100 year flood plain. Since 2010 the farm has quadrupled in size and production. Today we raise and sell vegetables, flowers and herbs on five separate fields, totaling about two acres. This land has been leased to us by the Ingham County Land Bank, the City, and an individual land owner.

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