Farm Stewardship

The Farm Stewardship is an all hands-on learning opportunity for people who are interested in farming and are unsure where to start.

Farm Stewardship

The Small Farm Initiative Stewardship teaches students how to grow organic and sustainable specialty vegetable crops in an urban setting. This learning opportunity is 100% hands on and does not include classes like the apprenticeship. You can expect to dive into intensive growing practices that also build the soil and farm ecosystem. Together, Farm Stewards, Farm Apprentices, and experienced farm staff cultivate 1.5 acres of what was once abandoned land in South Salt Lake. 

This training includes how to operate and run a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. All farm interns will receive a weekly CSA share for their participation in this program (June-October). 

If you are interested, please fill out the application. For questions, please email Katie at katie@gulb.org. Sliding scale payment options and payment plans are available upon request. 

Participation Options

Full Season

  • 32 weeks in length begins February 22nd, 2021 (ends 10/1/21)

  • 5hrs/week hands-on learning during scheduled times

  • Cost: $600

Seasonal Modules

Select one or two seasonal modules (listed below) to participate in. 

  • 5hrs/week hands-on learning during scheduled times

  • Cost: $250/module

What to Expect Each Season

Spring

February 22nd, 2021 – April 30, 2021 (10 weeks)

Spring Module includes classes and hands on learning on these topics:

  • Frost Dates/ Seed and Crop Selection

  • Indoor seed starting and seedblocking

  • Cool-weather crops

  • Space intensive practices

  • Bed preparation

  • transplanting/crop spacing

  • Hoop House growing practices

  • Compost tea

  • Microgreens

  • Fruit tree pruning (Apprenticeship only)

  • Bees  (Apprenticeship only)

  • Field trip  (Apprenticeship only)

  • And more

Summer

May 3rd, 2021 – July 9, 2021 (10 weeks)

Summer Module includes classes and hands on learning on these topics:

  • Warm weather crops-when and how to plant them

  • Seedblocking

  • Bed preparation

  • Transplanting/crop spacing

  • IPM

  • Organic weed control

  • How to harvest and store crops

  • CSA management

  • Compost tea

  • Microgreens

  • Fruit tree thinning and fertilization  (Apprenticeship only)

  • Field trip  (Apprenticeship only)

  • And more

Fall

July 12th, 2021 – October 1, 2021 (12 weeks)

Fall Module includes classes and hands on learning on these topics:

  • Cool weather crops-when and how to plant them

  • Transplanting/crop spacing

  • IPM

  • Organic weed control

  • How to harvest and store crops

  • CSA management

  • Microgreens

  • Fruit harvesting

  • Cover crops-what, when, how

  • Seed saving

  • Winter bed preparation

  • Mycology  (Apprenticeship only)

  • Bees (Apprenticeship only)

  • Field trip (Apprenticeship only)

  • And more

How to support community food production?

Get involved in another way!