Aspiring Farmer Residency

Live. Grow. Learn

Applications for 2019 Residency will open in July

OVERVIEW

The Aspiring Farmer Residency is a year-long program supporting five resident farmers with a place to live while they learn how to develop a sustainable market farm business plan and grow crops on several city plots of land.

LIVE

Residents live together under one roof, creating an environment where shared experiences of growing food and a business can be discussed and learned from. The duration of the residency is one year long starting in January, when planning and business creation takes place, and goes through the changes of spring, summer, fall growing season to end with a wrap-up in December.

GROW

Residents use the 6 farm plots all located within the Gifford Park Neighborhood. Each plot has its unique challenges and benefits. This lends itself well to a diverse educational experience in growing technique.

LEARN

Residents learn from hands-on experiential education methods. A business is developed each season by the residents and they take on the decision-making role. You learn from trial and error. Each week there is supplemental learning discussions on topics in agriculture. Certain weekly discussions are given by partnering organizations of expertise. Additionally, successful farming is dependent on record keeping. Residents are required to fill out records, which will be compiled at the end of the season and published in a personalized document that they can use as a reference for their next steps.
Applications for 2019 Residency will open in July

Aspiring Farmer Residency

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