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!
LUFP is the non-profit organization that operates Urbandale Farm. Its mission is to produce fresh, affordable produce and to develop community-building programs, all in a sustainable way. Find us online at: http://www.lansingurbanfarmproject.wordpress.com.
- Apprenticeships run from late April through October, 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 or Saturday 9am-3pm with some weekend work.
- 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.
- Graduates of our apprenticeship program are encouraged to consider the Lansing Roots program for their initial year(s) of farming. Lansing Roots helps new farmers by offering low-cost access to land, mentoring, equipment, and help with marketing.
- Apprenticeships are open to all Lansing-area residents, and we especially encourage applications from those who live in the Urbandale Farm service neighborhood (bordered by 496, Clemens, Kalamazoo, and 127).
Apprenticeship Program Information Session
Monday, November 17 at 6pm
Foster Community Center, 200 N. Foster Ave, Room 209.
To RSVP or for more information, call 517-999-3916 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funding for LUFP apprenticeships is from USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program via the Greater Lansing Food Bank.