Grower Training Program
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS NOW!
Dates: March - June 2020 - Tuesdays 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Weekly sessions will lead you through the process of planning, growing, and strengthening your own small farm. Click HERE to view the 2020 Training Schedule!
Qualifications: Serious interest in starting your own farm business; Ability to learn and work alongside others; A minimum of one year of farming and/or gardening experience is preferred. Experienced and emerging farmers from Hopi and surrounding Indigenous communities are welcome to apply. Farmers committed to completing the entire training series will be given priority. Participants who complete the program will receive Certificates of Completion from Hopi Tutskwa Permaculture. Students are selected based on their level of interest, personal experience and potential for future application of what they’ve learned. Space in the program is limited and we review applications on a rolling basis until all spaces are filled.
Program Cost: Hopi Tutskwa has chosen to cover program costs for participants as an investment in experienced and emerging farmers.
What you will learn: Gain the farm skills necessary for growing success: building healthy soil, passive solar greenhouse growing, rainwater harvesting, irrigation, composting, farm planning, bio-intensive gardening, dry-farming, extending the season, harvesting, seed saving, garden/field preparation, orchard-keeping, and much more!