Yardfarmers Application
This is the first step on your way to becoming America's Best Yardfarmer!

Please fill out this application. If there are any questions that do not apply to you, please respond with N/A for not applicable. If you have any questions about the application process, please email applications@yardfarmers.us. We will respond as quickly as possible.

Good luck!
Background Information
First Name *
Middle Name
Last Name *
Legal Name as it appears on a Government-issued ID *
Age *
Address Line 1 *
Please use the address you'd be living at if you are chosen as a contestant.
Address Line 2
City *
State *
Zip Code *
Phone Number *
Email Address *
Gender *
If other, please describe:
How did you hear about this opportunity? *
What is your current job? *
Did you go (or are you going) to college/university/trade school? *
Name of School
Are you currently a student?
Clear selection
If yes, will you graduate by March 2016 or will you be able to take leave from March 2016-December 2016 or will you be able to continue your studies while living as a yardfarmer at your parent's home?
Clear selection
Do you have a criminal record? *
Note: Answering yes does not disqualify you as an applicant, however, failing to disclose record does.
If Yes: please list the charges and explain the surrounding circumstances.
Are you a legal resident of the United States? *
Are you already living with your parents? *
Video Application
This video application, while short, should demonstrate why we should choose you to be part of the show. We should get to know you, the parent(s) and/or family you’ll be living with, including any other members of the household who will be living at home from March 2016 to November 2016. We want to also get to know your neighborhood and the sites you plan to yardfarm. Show us the real you! And why you will make a great Yardfarmer.

Please put the URL of your video application in the space provided. We encourage you to keep it public so that we may share it on our website and other platforms. However, if you would like to keep it private, you will still be considered as an applicant.

Please keep in mind that even if your video application is private, it may still be used in the show, in highlight reels, or for any other use by the producers.
Video URL (Vimeo or YouTube please) *
Password (if password protected)
Have you ever appeared on a television show? *
If Yes, please describe:
Social Media
Please put the URL of your social media profiles in the spaces provided.
Other Social Media
Yardfarm Information
Please answer the questions pertaining to where you plan to yardfarm if you are chosen as a contestant.
Where would you yardfarm? Please include specific locations that you would farm (such as front/backyard, community lot, public space, vacant lot, balcony, etc.): *
Do you have or do you think you will be able to get permission to farm the properties you include? Please describe. *
Will you and your family be comfortable documenting your yardfarming journey through a combination of a camera crew and through self-filming? *
Describe your family. Include descriptions not just of your parents, but any siblings, grandparents, or other family members living at home. Also include any family (e.g. partner, child) that will be joining you if applicable. *
Please answer the questions fully to be considered as a constant.
Why do you want to be on Yardfarmers? *
What makes you unique? *
Describe your experience farming/gardening, if any. *
What do you think will be most difficult about being a yardfarmer? *
Describe your personality (good aspects, bad, weird, interesting, etc.) *
What are some of your interests or hobbies? *
Do you foresee any obstacles to moving back in with your parents and becoming a yardfarmer (e.g. complaints by neighbors, difficult land to farm, etc.)? Describe and explain how you’ll address these obstacles. *
What social issues are you passionate about? Why? How are you helping to address this issue? *
Why should we pick you to be on the show? *
In order for your application to be considered, you must read and accept the terms and conditions of applying to Yardfarmers.
Terms and Conditions *
I acknowledge that my answers to this application are true to the best of my knowledge, and that anything that is found untrue is means for removal from the casting process. I acknowledge that all materials submitted with and derived from my application will become property of the Producers. I hereby grant the producers the right to use my application materials, including my video submission, for any purpose for Yardfarmers (“the Program”), including publicity, highlight reels, marketing, promotions, and more, whether I am chosen for the Program or not, for any length of time without compensation to me. I understand that the Producers have no obligation to use any of the application materials I submit to the Program. I acknowledge that the Producers are under no obligation to return any of the submitted application materials to me. I acknowledge that if I am selected for further consideration in the casting process, I will be required to sign further forms and releases. I acknowledge that if I am selected for the Program, I may be required to submit to a background check and medical or other tests. I understand that the Producers have no obligation to interview, consider, or select me for the Program. I acknowledge that if selected, I will be available to participate in the filming of Yardfarmers from March 1, 2016 until November 30, 2016. I also acknowledge that if selected, I will be available to participate in a one-week permaculture training (travel, food, and accommodation costs will be paid by the Producers) at The Farm Ecovillage Training Center in Summertown, Tennessee (during the month of March 2016). I agree to keep all information about the Program that I learn through the selection process strictly confidential. Even if I am selected as a participant, I understand that the Producers have no obligation to broadcast the Program. I understand that the Producers reserve the right to halt production for any reason at any time, and do not guarantee that Yardfarmers will be completed. I acknowledge that I have read and understood this form, and I consent to abide by and be bound by this agreement.
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