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Farm School NYC'S mission is to
train NYC residents in urban agriculture, in order to build
self-reliant communities and inspire positive local action around food
access and social, economic, and racial justice issues.
Farm School NYC offers urban
agriculture training through a certificate program as well as a wide
range of individual courses. Our courses are taught by experts in the
field and focus on a wide range of topics from social justice issues, to
urban planting techniques, to grassroots community organizing. Through
engaging, place-based education, Farm School classes cultivate future
leaders in NYC's food justice movement.
WHAT MAKES FARM SCHOOL NYC UNIQUE?
Committed to grassroots social justice. Farm
School NYC provides students with the tools they need to become
effective and empowered grassroots leaders in the food justice movement.
We do this by teaching effective community organizing and advocacy
techniques as well as engaging in dialogues about larger social,
economic, and racial, and justice issues.
Community-based approach. Farm
School NYC was created by a vast network of urban farmers, community
gardeners, and anti-hunger and food justice advocates in the city. The
program is created and run by grassroots leaders who know NYC's unique
communities and food issues best.
Accessible to all NYC residents. Farm
School NYC aims to cultivate a student body representative of the
incredible diversity of NYC. Our students come from a wide range of
different backgrounds and life experiences and diversity is crucial to
the success of our program. As part of our commitment to social justice
and diversity, tuition is on a sliding scale based on income and
household size. In addition, the time commitment and schedule of the
program is designed to be accessible to students working full time jobs.
NYC is our classroom.
Farm School NYC classes take place at a wide variety of city gardens,
farms, and other unique classroom spaces in order to engage in city
specific place-based education.
If you are interested in taking any of Farm School NYC's 20+ courses, apply today!