2018 Seed MENTEE Application Form
Thank you for your interest in ACORN's Farmer-to-Farmer Seed Mentorship Program and for taking the time to complete this application!

Meaningful training for farmers on how to grow high quality, diverse seed is vital to keeping up the energy in Atlantic Canada's sustainable seed sector! The feedback from farmers is clear: the best way to learn is by doing! We hope - through this peer learning program - to offer hands-on, personalized, and timely training to farmers who want to increase the quality, quantity, and diversity of seed they grow on-farm.

Selected mentees will be expected to:
- have established farming/market gardening experience and an earnest interest in learning to grow good seed!
- be set up to grow seed on their own farms/land in 2017 (this program doesn't offer hosted internships)
- participate in approximately 20 - 30 hours of mentorship over the course of the 2018 season
- have up to date ACORN membership for 2018
- work with their mentor to establish learning goals and communication strategies
- participate in a mid season check-in w ACORN Coordinator
- complete basic "outcomes", including: sending 5 photos to ACORN, providing a short write up for our newsletter (on request), and - if possible - committing to one engagement to 'pay forward' seed learning.

Correspondence with Mentors can be by phone, email, or in person when possible, depending on your mutual preferences. We'll use the information in your application form to assess your application and match you with a suitable Mentee. This program is a managed by ACORN with funding from The Bauta Family Initiative on Seed Security in Canada.

First Name *
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Last Name *
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Farm Name *
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Full Mailing Address *
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Phone Number(s) *
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Email Address *
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Do you have reliable access to internet? *
Do you have reliable access to phone? *
In what language can you receive mentorship? Please check all that apply. *
How do you prefer to communicate? Please check all that apply. *
[specifically in the context of this program where you'll be in frequent contact with your mentor for sometimes long conversations.]
How many years have you been farming? Please describe your experience briefly below.
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Have you done any seed saving in the past? If so, please describe your experience briefly below. *
How many seasons have you saved seed? What kinds of crops have you worked with? Would you consider yourself a beginner, or more advanced learner?
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Why are you interested in becoming a mentee?
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What are your top seed growing objectives? *
Touch on short term and/or long term objectives.
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Are there any particular seed crops (vegetable or grain) that you are passionate to learn about? *
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What qualities, skills & areas of expertise are you looking for in a mentor?
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Do you know of a mentor you would like to work with?
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Would you be able to accept visits to your farm from a mentor? *
Would you be able to travel to a mentor's farm? *
Would you like to add any information to your application?
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