Farm School NYC Certificate Programs Applications
Open August 1, 2017
New Yorkers who want to learn to farm without leaving the big city have a resource: Farm School NYC’s two certificate programs. Farm School NYC trains local residents in urban agriculture to build self-reliant communities and inspire positive local action around food access and social, economic, and racial justice issues. Applications for the 2017 cohort for both certificate programs will be available on August 1, 2017 at www.farmschoolnyc.org/apply.
Every year, we accept fewer than 30% of applicants through the competitive application process for our certificate programs. Since 2010, more than 80 students have participated in our certificate programs, and our students have gone on to manage and launch farm and farm-related organizations and campaigns that further the food and social justice movements in both urban and rural communities.
Our Citywide Certificate in Urban Agriculture is our two-year certificate program in Urban Agriculture, which includes 19 courses comprising over 400 hours of instruction, most of which is on-farm training, and a 140-hour, season-long farm apprenticeship. Our courses are taught by experienced urban farmers, experts in the field, and focus on a wide range of topics from social justice issues, to urban planting techniques, to grassroots community organizing. Through engaging, site-based education, our classes offer comprehensive professional training in urban agriculture and cultivate future leaders in NYC's food justice movement.