Small Farm School

High-Intensity Vegetable Production

2019 Class is full – Apply below for the 2020 season.

Our first-year students engage in an 8.5 month farm apprenticeship that focuses on space-intensive vegetable production. Our classes, held twice/week, teach students how to grow as much organic produce as possible in a small amount of space while using sustainable growing methods. Students engage in hands-on learning while working our farm to provide produce for our CSAFees include classes taught by our instructors, the use of all farm tools, ongoing 1-on-1 mentoring, 5% share of produce grown on the farm, and in-field guidance from our Farm Manager.

Our Space Intensive Vegetable Production course begins the second week of February 2019 and finishes the last week of October 2019. Classes are held at our Community Farm and are 1.5 hours each. We will dive into various methods of organic gardening methods as well as the business aspects of running your own farm. In addition to attending classes, students are required to engage in 10 hours of hands-on learning on the farm every week. This apprenticeship is a 13 hr a week commitment for 36 weeks. Instruction in aquaponics, orchard management, and animal husbandry are available for additional tuition.

To find out if you are a good fit for this course, please fill out the application linked below. One of our staff will contact you to schedule an interview. 

Students who complete the first year Space Intensive Vegetable Production course will have an opportunity to cultivate their own 1/8 of an acre plot located on our farm. The use of tools and further one-to-one mentoring from our staff are included.

Space Intensive Vegetable Production course Cost: $1200 (Payment plans are available)