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Growing New Farmers Program in Charleston, South Carolina
May - November 2016

by Jordan Amaker
(Charleston, South Carolina)





Lowcountry Local First is currently accepting applications for the 2016 Growing New Farmers Program. Selected participants will explore their interest in agriculture as they receive 6 months of experiential, hands-on learning in the field and curriculum-based instruction in a traditional classroom setting. All participants will experience introductory-level training including coursework, field trips, workshops, and regular field days on the 1-acre teaching plot within Dirt Works Incubator Farm. Qualified applicants are provided the opportunity to be matched with a local farmer for an apprenticeship placement to gain hands-on experience relevant to their interests. Participants will receive a minimum of 350 training hours (up to 550 with apprenticeship) and receive a Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture and Continuing Education Units from the College of Charleston through the JobBridge program.


Program dates: May 16th – November 12, 2016 (includes a break during August)

Download the full program description here:
http://lowcountrylocalfirst.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Growing_New_Farmers_Program_2016_Infosheet.pdf

Apply for the 2016 program online:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rBO42yLilk7uE-ZFsZOd9YrLGBO_wEkfuJIoGwPH1tE/viewform?usp=send_form

For more information contact Brian Wheat , Growing New Farmers Program Manager: brian@lowcountrylocalfirst.org
843-740-5444

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