Training & Educational Programs

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  • ON THE GROUND : Urban Farmer Training

    The Youth Farm offers one of NYC’s only on farm training programs for beginning farmers.

    Our program offers adults the chance to experience what it takes to farm and explore a career in organic agriculture through hands-on training.

    Apprentices gain many valuable growing skills necessary for cultivating a wide variety of vegetables and flowers appropriate to our region.

    Find out more HERE.

  • ON THE GROUND : Youth Programs

    Our youth programs are centered at The Youth Farm, a 1 acre educational and production farm in Crown Heights Brooklyn.

    The Youth Farms offers a variety of programs for students, including field trips to the farm, in class curriculum and after school programs.

    The Youth Farm also runs a summer Youth Leadership Program, where youth are paid to learn about being agents of change in the food system, and leaders in their community.

    Find out more HERE. 

  • ONLINE : Training Events & Courses

    Our free online conferences and courses bring together experts in the field of small farm/ market garden sustainability to share their knowledge and tips.

    These events and trainings are dedicated to new growers starting their first  garden or farm; WWOOFers & apprentices transitioning to become Farm Managers; visionaries contemplating changing their career to farming; and families of farmers who want to understand the business more.

    Next course starts March 5th

BK Farmyards collective members run a variety of educational programs in New York City and online. We teach people how to be a part of changing the food system through hands on urban agriculture programs and workshops, and work to improve the sustainability of small farms through online conferences and workshops.