Small Farm Classes and other Resources


Small Farms Conference – Every February in Oregon. Great networking and learning environment all weekend long…

Beginning Urban Farming Apprenticeship -The “BUFA” program is a partnership between Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service and Multnomah County designed to provide in-depth and comprehensive training in sustainable, small-scale, urban farming methods. 

Through formal classes, hands-on training, field-trips, online learning, farmers’ market sales and supervised apprenticeships, BUFA instruction will prepare students to produce market fresh vegetables, fruits, grains, cut flowers, and other value-added products using organic methods. Participants will also learn the knowledge and skills needed to design, install, and manage farm and community landscape infrastructure in urban and peri-urban settings.

Urban Farm Collective – Our mission is to promote food sovereignty and sustainable urban agriculture by transforming vacant lots into neighborhood food gardens. The project, by its nature, builds community, provides educational opportunities, empowers participants, off-sets demand for imported food and much more. The UFC is looking for land in NE Portland and gardeners of all experience levels, from seasoned veterans to total beginners. Come grow with us!

Sustainable Farming Internships and Apprenticeships

This directory of on-the-job learning opportunities in sustainable and organic agriculture in the U.S. (and some in Canada) has been published since 1989 as a tool to help farmers and apprentices connect with each other. Anyone can browse the listings for free.

WWOOF – Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms


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