After an extremely busy year of planning and development of the Grange Farm School in 2014, we are so excited to finally be ready to accept 10 students for the first 3-month term of our Practicum Student Program! Beginning in June 2015 we will be taking on 10 students with the desire to learn hands on, the in’s and out’s of sustainable farming practices!
The Grange Farm School works to improve agricultural literacy, food security, and ecological stewardship in our community and beyond. Our flagship project offers trainings that cover diverse methods of holistic crop and livestock production for aspiring farmers, home scale producers, and youth. We provide hands-on experience and education to train the next generation of responsible farmers, the crucial and severely lacking element to sustainability. Our school trains the “whole farmer” by teaching holistic agricultural production methods coupled with industrial arts, business, and marketing skills. We recognize the immediate need to train farmers to support themselves through economically viable farm operations balanced with a focus on production and distribution methods that emphasize long-term environmental responsibility.
THERE IS STILL TIME TO APPLY FOR OUR FIRST TERM!
This year we are starting with our summer term; June-August. Followed by our fall term; September-November. Starting in 2016, we will be accepting students for 3 different 3-month terms.
Tuition is $2,000 per 3-month term, and many scholarships are available. Students have the option to live on-site for $1,000 per 3-month term. Housing includes a shared kitchen, bath, library, and commons. Students are provided with individual sleeping space in wall tents on platforms surrounding the house. Food will include basic staples and farm goods for three meals per day. Cooking and cleaning chores will be shared.
Term 1: March-May
Term 2: June-August
Term 3: September-November
March 25th is the deadline for our June 2015 3-month term. Applications and further information can be found on our website www.grangefarmschool.org