(KTVI)-For 5 years, students at EarthDance Farms has been teaching the skills of organic agriculture production and small business planning at the historic Mueller Farm in Ferguson. The non-profit educates and provides resources for anyone seeking to start their own agrarian endeavor.
This year, EarthDance is also providing students the opportunity to learn the many techniques of eco-friendly gardening. The idea is to provide inspiration and practical tools for people who want to grow food at home or in other small spaces. The Farm and Garden Apprenticeship runs from May through September and includes presentations by area experts as well as field trips to nearby farms.
Program tuition is $750, which can be paid in multiple installments or reduced through available scholarships. Apprentices receive a weekly CSA share of the vegetables they help to grow, valued at $600.
Applications for the Farm & Garden Apprenticeship are due on March 1st, and can be found at www.earthdancefarms.org.