Aspiring urban farmers: Apply for the county's Beginning Urban Farming Apprenticeship program

November 26, 2012

Multnomah County’s Office of Sustainability is now accepting applications for the third season of the innovative Beginning Urban Farming Apprenticeship program (BUFA).

Through this intensive, eight-month program co-sponsored by Multnomah County and Oregon State University Extension Service, aspiring farmers will gain hands-on, in-the-field experience and the skill development needed to break into small-scale, sustainable, urban farming.   
Topics covered in the BUFA program will include:   

  • Farm business planning and marketing
  • Berry and fruit tree production and edible landscaping
  • Farm/landscape infrastructure including irrigation, materials choices and installation
  • Ins and outs of running successful farmers market stands  

Applications will be accepted through Jan. 13, 2013. Scholarships and early bird discounts are available.  
For information and to obtain an application, visit our Beginning Urban Farming Apprenticeship webpage.  

BUFA Video

Watch this three minute video describing the BUFA program.