Indigenous Grower Training Program
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS NOW!
Dates: April-June 2022 - Saturdays 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Weekend sessions will lead you through the process of planning, growing, and strengthening your own small farm. Click HERE to view the 2022 Training Schedule!
Training Location: All trainings will take place on the Hopi reservation. Once accepted participants will receive detailed information and logistics. We are unable to provide lodging and participants must be self-sufficient in terms of transportation.
Qualifications: Serious interest and passion for growing healthy food; 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 and are prioritized. 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.
Application Process: 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. We will not accept applications after April 1, 2022.
Program Cost: Hopi Tutskwa has chosen to cover program costs for Hopi and Indigenous participants as an investment in supporting experienced and emerging farmers.
What you will learn: Gain the hands-on skills necessary for growing success: building healthy soil, passive solar greenhouse growing, rainwater harvesting, irrigation, composting, garden/field preparation, orchard-keeping, and more! Our program is hands-on meaning you will learn alongside seasoned growers in gardens, orchards, greenhouses, hoophouses, and outdoor gathering areas.