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 2016 PROGRAM DETAILS, REQUIREMENTS, AND COSTS, VIEW OUR FARM INTENSIVE CERTIFICATE APPLICATION GUIDE

Meet our 2016-2017 Farm Intensive Certificate Students !