The Farm School in Athol, MA, is currently accepting applications for the 2013-2014 Learn to Farm Program Year. Prospective farmers seeking a curriculum-based agriculture immersion program should consider a year at The Farm School.
The Farm School’s Learn to Farm program offers a full year of full-time agriculture education through holistic and practical coursework and farm work in organic field crop production and management, animal husbandry, forestry, practical skills, homesteading and marketing, in addition to growing food for their 175-member vegetable and 50-member meat CSA, farmers market and managing 150 acres of forest land.
For more information and to apply visit the Learn to Farm webpage. Be sure to visit current student, and photojournalist, Erik Jacobs’s blog, The Plough & Stars Project, a yearlong chronicle in words and photos of living and learning at The Farm School.