participating farm instructions

For Farm Apprentices:

Are you interested in learning more skills for starting your own farm? If you are an apprentice on a local farm and would like to come to our events, the best way to do so is to get on our email list. Just send us an email with a short description of your apprentice- or internship and you will be added!

For Community Members:

Are you interested in learning more about farming, while also visiting Santa Cruz County farms and meeting fun farm folks? We welcome the farm-curious public to our events, and ask a $5 donation. Check our calendar or send us an email to be added to our email list.

For Farmers:

We would love to add you to our group! We welcome all farmers from Santa Cruz and surrounding counties who meet the following criteria:
  • are willing to participate in some way throughout the year. ┬áSome ways to participate include (we don't expect everyone to do all of these, but at least 1):
  • Coming to planning meeting
  • Attending events
  • Hosting an event
  • Organizing and administration
  • Financial support
  • Event planning
  • Event set up
  • you encourage your farm interns and apprentices to go to events, and are willing to help communicating information about events to them.
  • support an emphasis on farmer-led education
  • have an interest in on-farm education and training (just the fact that you are reading this probably means you do!)
  • have a commitment to local farms and selling locally
  • have a spirit of cooperating and collaboration