Growing New Farmers Program Application
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Are you interested in becoming a farmer and/or food system leader?
-You will experience introductory-level training including coursework, field trips, workshops, and experiential education on the 1-acre Organic Certified Farm at Middleton Place.

-You will have the opportunity to be matched with a local farmer for an apprenticeship placement to gain further hands-on experience.

-You will receive a Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture and Continuing Education Units from the College of Charleston.

-You will have access to an ever-growing network of professionals in the agriculture industry and food system
"The Growing New Farmers Program is going to change the way you fundamentally view your world because your relationship with the most important thing in your life, food, has been changed" - (2015 Alumni Participant)
This is an application to join the Lowcountry Local First Growing New Farmers Program, offering a Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture from College of Charleston and optional apprenticeship.

Program dates: March 5th – August 27, 2017 (includes a 2 week break during early July)

Weekly Schedule:
Mondays 6-8pm at Local Works (1600 Meeting St.)
Wednesday OR Thursday 8:30am-12:30pm at Middleton Place Organic Farm (4300 Ashley River Rd.)
1-2 hours of additional at-home research
Some classes are rescheduled to different locations based on programming

The cost of the program is $2000. A $400.00 DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 16TH

Limited, partial, income-based scholarships are available through a separate application.

You can print and mail this form if you choose to do so. Mail to:
Lowcountry Local First
Attn: Brian Wheat
1630-2 Meeting St.
Charleston, SC 29405
843-801-3390

Lowcountry Local First is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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