Farm Intensive Certificate

Farm Intensive Certificate


Our Farm Intensive Certificate in Urban Agriculture is a one year training program for food-justice oriented people interested in gaining hands-on training in production farming.  The Certificate begins with three foundation Farm School NYC courses taken with Citywide Certificate students, followed by a full growing season spent on the 1-acre Youth Farm in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, from April-November. The Farm Intensive Certificate culminates with a Seminar in which students present on a research topic of choice.

Part 1: Foundation Farm School NYC Courses- Training of Trainers, Food Justice, and Botany (November 2017 - February 2018)

Part 2: Hands-on Production Farm Training at The Youth Farm (April - November 2018)

  • Weekly formal workshops and farm walks

  • Training Rotations in Propagation, Irrigation, Flowers, CSA / Market, Composting, and Farm Management

  • Urban and Rural Field Trips

  • Ergonomics & Self-Care for Farmers

  • Discussion of food systems and food justice

  • Dream Farm Planning: 4-part workshop series designed to support students in visioning a future farm-based educational program, civic project or business, combining crop planning, budget writing, and creating financial projections

  • End-of-Season Graduate Round Table / Career Q&A

Part 3: Seminar- students will rejoin graduating Citywide Certificate students for a final four week course designed as a capstone class to share their experience, vision and goals honed throughout the program.

For program details, requirements, and costs, please view our 2017 CERTIFICATE APPLICATION GUIDE.  Please note that applications are currently closed until Fall 2018.

Meet our 2017-2018 Farm Intensive Certificate Students!