Internships & Certifications

Build Your Knowledge

Sustainable Agriculture Internship Program:

Want to learn how to grow food using sustainable growing methods? Join us for one of our three, 12-week stipend internship programs during the growing season. By working between 10-20 hours per week, you will receive hands-on instruction by our Farm Manager and Assistant Farm Manager on the key areas of successfully managing a sustainable, urban farm.

These areas include:

  • Crop planning and implementation
  • Seed propagation
  • Bed preparation techniques
  • Watering/Irrigation approaches
  • Weed management techniques
  • Integrated Pest Management approaches
  • Harvesting and post-harvest handling
  • Season extension
  • Farmers market operation
  • Volunteer management

This program continues to be one of our most comprehensive ways to teach our community about how to grow food sustainably.

To apply to become an intern, sign up here.

The Talking FarmHand Certificate Program:

If you need a more flexible schedule to learning how to farm sustainably, consider our FarmHand Certificate Program. Receive hands-on instruction by our Farm Manager and Assistant Farm Manager in various disciplines related to urban farming.

To achieve your certificate, participants need to complete 50 hours of volunteer work within 12 months  the following categories of work study including: seed propagation, crop planning/implementation, IPM (Insect Pest Management) and disease control, harvesting/post harvest handling, season extension, hoop house construction/upkeep, watering/drip irrigation, general farm maintenance, field construction/soil building, volunteer management/public education/Farm public relations.

There is a $200 fee to participate in this program.

To learn more, contact Matt Ryan, our Farm Manager, at matt@thetalkingfarm.org.