We are excited to grow with you by offering a new round of training in 2022 in both The Bronx and Kingston, NY area centered around our hydroponic growing methods and cooperative economics.
BECOME A TRAINEE
Train to be a hydroponic farmer for at least two hours each week. Join our mostly POC, high vibe community of farmers and CSA members.
BECOME A WORKER-OWNER OF A FARM COOPERATIVE
Each cohort member is required to engage in training for 10 hours each week, with a mix of hours at the farm and remotely. Once training is complete, you graduate from the program and are eligible to become a probationary member of the worker cooperative.
The first week you are getting familiar with systems. We're not only a farm, we are also a cooperative. You'll learn a lot about our operations, farm, timekeeping, and other systems we are currently using to manage our growing business.
Your second week will be focused on learning more about hydroponics and our standard operating procedures for seeding, harvesting, and distributing our products. You'll continue to spend most of your time reviewing concepts and systems that you are slowly learning how to integrate.
Your third week shifts dramatically to more farm time. Knowing how to farm is the most important skill you can learn. Without farmers, there is no farm.
Your fourth week at the farm should now start to feel familiar and you should know how to get around while you are there. This week is a good time to review what you have learned and complete our knowledge survey so we understand what needs to be covered again or strengthened.
Your fifth week means you are supporting the farm at the various farmer's markets we are engaged in throughout the week. This will support your deep understanding of microgreens and mushrooms because you will speak with customers and learn how to service their needs.
Your last week in the cohort means celebration and recognition of the changes you've made, growing just like the microgreens that you now know exactly how to grow!