Multnomah County, in partnership with Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service, is excited to announce the pilot year of the Beginning Urban Farmer Apprenticeship (BUFA) program.
The program is an 8-month, season-long training for aspiring urban farmers and community land stewards. It is designed to give a new generation of beginning farmers the foundation they need to break into the field of sustainable small-scale, urban farming.
Participants will gain the knowledge and skills of urban farming through:
- Classroom training, field trips and an online learning platform
- Hands-on, in-the-field apprenticeship with experienced local farmers
- OSU’s established Growing Farms: Successful Whole Farm Management Workshop Series, which is focused on farm business planning.
Application deadline: November 15, 2011 – January 15, 2012. Scholarships available. Website and Applications: http://www.multco.us/sustainability/bufa