Campaign Goal: Raise $250,000 by June 2009 to secure the future of the Apprenticeship's organic farmer training. The funding raised this spring will help build required apprentice housing on the UCSC Farm to keep the program affordable and accessible to trainees for generations to come.
The Grow a Farmer Campaign — Help Cultivate the Next Generation of Organic Farmers & Gardeners
There’s a revolution underway—from inner city farmers markets to community supported agriculture (CSA) programs to school cafeterias serving locally grown food, people across the country and the world are rejecting industrial food and farming in favor of local, organic, community-scale systems. Now the most critical challenge is the lack of farmers with the training and knowledge to produce and market fresh, delicious organic food while caring for the land and community in which they work. Read more about the Grow a Farmer Campaign.