We offer a variety of educational Internships, apprenticeships, workshops, field trips and farm tours focusing on a variety of aspects of urban agriculture and city chicken keeping, with varying lengths of time commitments. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!
At the Youth Farm, we have a 30 week and 20 week Adult Urban Farming Training program for budding urban farmers. The program focus on urban ecological horticulture and marketing, with intense farm work, workshops on technical topics and explorations of issues of food justice. You can READ MORE on the Youth Farm website. Apply now!
Backyard Farm Training
Our Backyards Apprenticeships teach the basics of running small plot intensive farms. Focused on intensive companion & succession planting, pest management, and CSA distribution. The Backyard Apprenticeship runs from late spring to early fall and will be accepting applications in March.
The Chicken Apprenticeship is designed to teach the basics of raising hens in the city. The Apprenticeship runs for 3 months, and can be extended for additional months. Apprentices spend about 4 hours per week in the Imani Garden, between workshops, working with the hens and helping with the CSA. Learn more here.
Come to the Imani Garden for one of our free workshops in partnership with Just Food and NYRP. Workshops cover a range of chicken related topics. Youth and adults welcome to come learn and participate. Check the 2012 workshop calendar for details!
Perfect for school groups and organizations of any age. Come learn about urban agriculture and food justice at the Youth Farm or at Fort Hen. For workshops and tours of the Youth Farm, please see HERE. For workshops on chickens please email eggs(@) bkfarmyards (dot) com and tell us more about your group.
Visiting Chicken Program
We bring our chickens to you for a-hands on educational workshop & fun for all ages. Read about one of our Chick Visits! Contact eggs(@)bkfarmyards(.)com
2-day Cut Flower Training Class
If you've been wanting to learn more about growing and arranging cut flowers, for pleasure or as a new value added produce for your garden / farm, now's your opportunity! Farmer Molly is teaching a 2-day course on Flower Growing for Production, March 3rd & March 10th at Kingsborough Community College. This class is part of an expanding series of continuing education classes at KCC that focus on urban farming.
Class topics include: flower botany basics; popular annuals / perennials / bulbs / tubers; soil fertility for flowers; propagation; field care and season extension; harvest techniques; bouquet making; and drying flowers.