Past Program: 2017-2018 Beginning Farmer of Color Apprenticeship Program
“First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you're inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won't. Habit is persistence in practice.” - Octavia Butler
Our first USDA program was the Beginning Farmer of Color Apprentice Program. It was through the USDA 2501 grant. It was a 10 month program aimed at training farmers of color in beginning aspects of farming. They were out on the farm 3 days a week for 20 hours. At the end of the 2018 season, we graduated 9 apprentices and grew over 14,000 pounds of food.