The Beginning Urban Farming Apprenticeship (BUFA) provides in-depth and comprehensive training in urban farming and sustainable farming methods. This innovative educational program is designed to give new and aspiring urban farmers and community land stewards the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to grow and market fresh vegetables, fruits, grains, cut flowers, and other products in urban settings.
This 8-month, season-long training, beginning in April 2012, and including:
- Comprehensive curriculum in urban farming and sustainable farming methods through classes, 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 period open November 15, 2011 through January 15, 2012! Enrollment limited to 30 participants. Scholarships available. Click here for more information and applications.