Currently accepting applications: Farm Education Apprenticeships at Fairview Gardens Center for Urban Agriculture, Santa Barbara, CA
The Fairview Gardens Apprenticeship program provides hands-on direct experience in farm education, organic farming, community outreach, and sustainable food systems. Apprentice roles include organizing and leading children’s programs, curriculum/educational material development, leading farm tours, and tending to our educational gardens and 12 acre farm. Apprentices gain a variety of skills useful for teaching farm education, including developing age-appropriate, place-based curriculum, designing engaging and creative cooking, crafting, and gardening activities as well as participating in farm outreach events. This apprenticeship will play a significant role in our farming operation as we implement restorative, agriculture techniques to grow nutritious, organic, responsibly grown food with soil-building practices. Apprentices will work alongside our administrative and marketing staff, engaging in activities essential to the operation of a non-profit, educational farm. Participants are provided with opportunities to shadow parallel programs in our community as well as other professional development opportunities.
The Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens is a non-profit educational facility situated on a 100-year-old working organic farm in the heart of the good land, Goleta, California.
Fairview Gardens is a California non-profit organization established in 1997 to preserve and operate Fairview Garden as a working organic farm that nurtures the human spirit through educational programs and public activities at the farm. Our mission is to build connections between community, food and nature.