Calling All Wannabe Farmers!

By Analiese Paik

Admit it. You’re jealous of your kids’ summer farm camp program. I have been for years and have hinted to farmers that adults would gladly jump on an opportunity to apprentice with them. How better way to learn than by doing with a professional? Congratulations to Ambler Farm, Wilton’s organically-run community farm, for being the first to offer an Apprentice Farmer Program for Adults in the area.

Ambler Farm’s Apprentice Farmer Program for Adults

From the website:

The iconic big red barn at Ambler Farm, one of several original buildings on the site.

This program is an extraordinary opportunity to learn all about farming by working side by side with Ambler’s Farmer Jonathan. You’ll begin the growing season in March/April in the greenhouse and continu ethrough spring, summer and fall to learn all of the fascinating aspects of farming. You’ll learn garden planning, choosing the right crops, planting, transplanting, crop rotation, weed/pest control, irrigation, harvesting, extending the farm season, and much more.

The hours are flexible and the level of involvement is determined by you. Whether you are a budding farmer or just interested in improving your own garden, this program promises to be interesting and rewarding. An open house will be held in March (date TBA) for those interested. Please contact Farmer Jonathan for more information or to have your named added to the distribution list. Program cost:$500.

 

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