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Young Farmers
Summer Series

Farms, Food, and Fun!

A market gardening intro
for ages 9 and up

Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 3:30pm

​Session 1: June 22 - 26

Session 2: June 29 - July 2

Session 3: July 6 - 10

Session 4: July 13-16

In this series, we will delve into the daily rhythm of the farm.  A typical day will involve a farming related craft or project,  a fun game or adventure, as well as getting our hands dirty doing some garden work together!  $400 per one-week session.

Friday Flowers

A flower farming intro
for ages 12 and up

Fridays 8:00am - 12:00 pm

Seven weeks: July 3 through August 14, 2020

July 10

July 17

July 24

July 31

August 7, 14, 


This series is all about flowers, including growing, harvesting, and flower arranging!  Price includes all materials fees (participants bring home a flower arrangement every day!)  $80 per day.

Seasonal Apprenticeship

A 6-month market gardening intensive for young adults
ages 16 and up

May - October 2019

(flexible schedule)

Participants in the Dharma’s Garden Seasonal Apprenticeship Program learn about the art of small-scale sustainable agriculture, including an introduction to principles and practices of Permaculture and Biodynamic farming.  Guided by expert staff,  participants deepen their knowledge of cultivating the earth through positive, purposeful work.  Our apprenticeship program is an opportunity to create meaningful connections with the surrounding community and to the earth.

Topics will include:

  • Basics of gardening, farming, and food production

  • Permaculture principles and practices

  • Intro to Biodynamic farming

  • Composting & soil fertility

  • Basic botany and plant recognition

  • Planting and transplanting

  • Harvesting

  • Food preparation

  • Floral design

  • Operating a Garden Stand

The program begins in May and runs through October, though the specific days/dates and frequency of participation are flexible.  Apprentices typically choose two mornings per week for some serious farm work, and can attend any classes, workshops, or other events free of additional charge (recommended, but not required).  Successful completion of the program requires only that apprentices participate in a minimum of 100 hours of scheduled work over the course of the season.  Participation in Friday afternoon harvests and Saturday morning markets are encouraged, but do not count toward the overall hours.

The cost to enroll is $1500 (for participants under the age of 18, there is an additional fee, bringing the total cost to $2500).  Apprentices who complete the program will receive $1500 back in the form of a stipend.  For those who can’t afford the initial fee, grant funding may be available to help cover all or part of the cost, just indicate on the application that you are requesting financial assistance, and we will follow up with you (apprentices receiving financial assistance will still receive the full stipend after completion of the program).​

How to Apply:


  1. Submit the application form below.

  2. Download, complete, and sign a liability waiver (minors must have their parent/guardian sign).  Bring this liability waiver with you to your interview.

  3. Attend a Farmer for A Day event (follow link for full event description and then RSVP to one of the three available dates).

  4. Participate in an interview following the Farmer for A Day event.

Seasonal Apprenticeship
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