2019 Farm School NYC Certificate in Urban Agriculture Application
Welcome! Farm School NYC offers urban agriculture training through a wide range of individual courses and a comprehensive certificate program -- our Citywide Certificate in Urban Agriculture.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 15, 2019.

CITYWIDE CERTIFICATE IN URBAN AGRICULTURE
Farm School NYC’s Citywide Certificate in Urban Agriculture Program has offered comprehensive, professional-level agricultural training for adults since 2011. Citywide Certificate students have two years to complete: 1) 14 core courses comprising 320 hours of in-class instruction, about 60% of which is experiential, on-farm training, 2) 4 of 6 advanced courses offering more in-depth training in specialized skills such as animal husbandry and value-added product production and marketing, 3) a 140-hour, season-long farm apprenticeship where students learn by doing under the tutelage of an experienced farm manager, and volunteer to support Farm School NYC’s work.
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APPLICATION DIRECTIONS
You must be 18 or older to apply to Farm School NYC.

Please read through our 2019 Application Guide thoroughly before submitting an application. The guide can be found on our website at http://www.farmschoolnyc.org/apply

To avoid technical difficulties, please add info@farmschoolnyc.org to your contacts and keep a copy of your responses. We recommend drafting and recording your responses before entering them in this online form.
2019 CERTIFICATE APPLICATION TIMELINE
August 1: Applications open
September 15: Application Deadline
October 7 - 18: Interviews
October 28: Notification of Acceptance
November 4: Confirmation of Acceptance - registration forms due
November 11: Tuition deposit due
November 17: New Student Orientation
December 4: Class Begins! (Training of Trainers Class #1)
CONTACT INFORMATION
First Name *
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Last Name *
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DEMOGRAPHICS
Responses to the following demographic questions are optional and completely voluntary; refusal to provide this information will not affect consideration of your application. This information will be kept strictly confidential and used for statistical purposes only.
Gender
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Ethnicity
LANGUAGES
Responses to the following language questions are optional and completely voluntary; refusal to provide this information will not affect consideration of your application. This information will be kept strictly confidential and used for statistical purposes only.
What is your native language?
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What other language(s) do you speak?
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Do you speak a language other than English at home?
If yes, which language do you feel the most comfortable with?
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OUTREACH
How did you hear about our Certificate in Urban Agriculture Programs? *
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TENACITY
Have you previously applied to Farm School NYC? *
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If yes, which year(s)? *
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If you have already taken Farm School NYC courses, what CORE Courses have you completed?
If you have already taken Farm School NYC courses, what ADVANCED Courses have you completed?
REFERENCES
Please provide at least 2 references with contact information.
Reference 1: Name *
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Reference 1: Email Address *
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Reference 2: Name *
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Reference 3: Name
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Reference 3: Relationship to Applicant
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Reference 3: Email Address
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Reference 3: Phone Number
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Farming Experience
Please note that farming experience is not required for acceptance in the Certificate in Urban Agriculture program.
What kind of experience do you have growing plants? *
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Do you have experience growing food? If so, please describe. *
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Please list the names of any community gardens or urban farms where you have gardened or farmed, and for how long.
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SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS
Please limit each response to 200 words (approx. 20 sentences).
Tell us about yourself in one sentence: *
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How long have you lived in NYC? How have you built community in New York City? With whom and how? *
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What do you hope to learn with Farm School NYC? What are your expectations? *
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This is a significant weekly commitment for the next two years. What shifts will you need to make in your life to fully commit to this program? *
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LONG ANSWER QUESTIONS
Please limit each response to 350 words (aprox. 30 sentences)
How does your understanding of social justice relate to food and farming? How does this understanding relate to your personal goals? *
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How does this training fit with your future plans? How will others benefit from your training? *
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What else would make you a good candidate for the program? *
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TUITION
Program costs and tuition payment structures/subsidy levels can be found in our Application Guide located at www.farmschoolnyc.org/apply.

Please check one of the following. Your answer will not impact whether or not you are accepted.

As part of our mission to make Farm School NYC more accessible to everyone in our city, Farm School NYC raises funds and collects donations to cover the subsidized tuition costs that students at Levels 1, 2 and 3 pay to attend. As a result, we have a limited number of spaces available at these scholarship levels, based on what we raise. Please keep that in mind as you apply, and please only choose these levels if you are eligible. Our class prices are based on having a diverse balance of student income levels. We understand that there are circumstances beyond income, but please understand that our funding is very limited and we are committed to making our courses available to the entire community.

Please note that if you are accepted, we may ask for proof of income.
Based on your household income, please indicate which payment level you qualify for? *
THANK YOU
Thank you for applying to our Citywide Certificate in Urban Agriculture. You will receive a confirmation notification after submitting your application. If you do not, please utilize our contact info below.

This application must be submitted by midnight on September 15, 2019 in order to be considered for student selection. Applications that arrive after that time will not be included in the student selection process.
CONTACTING FARM SCHOOL NYC
If you need assistance with your application, or if you do not receive a confirmation that we have received your application, please contact us.

Farm School NYC
(212) 858.9821
info@farmschoolnyc.org
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