Calypso Farm's 2018 Farmer Training Program - Fairbanks, Alaska
May 4th, 2018 - September 29th, 2019
START A FARM. RUN A HOMESTEAD. BUILD COMMUNITY.
Get the skills and hands-on experience you need to make it happen at Calypso Farm and Ecology Center, a diversified 3-acre educational farm, producing vegetables, herbs and cut flowers in the heart of Interior Alaska. Calypso’s 5 month, residential Farmer Training Program immerses participants in all aspects of farming: production, creativity and business planning.
• Gain the farm production skills necessary for farming success: building healthy soil, greenhouse growing, irrigation, composting, animal husbandry, field planning, cultivation, harvest, CSA operations, farm infrastructure, farm equipment use, and using your working body safely.
• Weekly Whole Farm Planning sessions lead you through the process of building a comprehensive business plan for a future farm, from choosing land and areas of production to marketing and creating a budget.
• Build creativity and homesteading skills through exposure to green wood carving, birch bark, food preservation, blacksmithing, wool processing, construction, printmaking, and more.
• Have your own special interests? Calypso’s staff will work with you to gear the program to your specific learning goals. Participants will have the opportunity to be involved in Calypso’s farm-based education programs, explore value-added product production, and work with Calypso’s food justice initiatives.
College credit for this program is available through the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!
For full program information and application guidelines please visit: http://www.calypsofarm.org/farmer-training-program/
We look forward to hearing from you!