The Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture, a six-month, hands-on residential training program organized by the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems at UC Santa Cruz, is accepting applications for the 2018 program. This full-time education and training in organic gardening and small-scale sustainable farming includes formal instruction and hands-on practical skill building, with training in specialty crops, cut flowers, and small-scale orchards, as well as education in topics such as soil management, composting, pest and weed control, crop planning, irrigation, farm equipment, direct marketing techniques, and social issues within the food system. Applications are due by September 30, 2017 for the 2018 Apprenticeship program, which begins in mid-April 2018.
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