LUFP Seeks Four Apprentices for the 2014 Season!

Looking for an opportunity to learn how to start an urban farm, grow fresh produce, and gain marketing experience?  Enjoy working with others, getting involved in your community, and being outdoors?  Consider an apprenticeship with the Lansing Urban Farm Project (LUFP) at Urbandale Farm!

  • Apprenticeships run from April 29 through October 31, about 20 hours/week, and include a mix of instruction, farm work, market experience, and field trips.
  • The standard schedule is 8am-noon, Tuesday through Friday with a rotating schedule of markets either Wednesday, 1pm-8pm; Saturday 9am-3pm; or Wednesday continuing until 2pm; rotating with some weeks with no markets.  Apprentices also cover essential weekend duties for up to 4 scheduled weekends.
  • Apprentices receive a stipend of $4000 over the course of the program.  No more than 5 program days may be missed throughout the whole program.
  • Apprenticeships are open to all Lansing residents, and we especially encourage applications from those who live in the Urbandale Farm service neighborhood (bordered by 496, Clemens, Kalamazoo, and 127).

Information sessions about the program are scheduled for Monday, February 17 and Tuesday, March 11 at 6pm at the Foster Community Center, 200 N. Foster.

To RSVP or for more information, call 517-999-3916
or email

Funding for LUFP apprenticeships is from USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program via the Greater Lansing Food Bank.


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