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San Francisco, US
San Francisco, US
San Francisco, US
Project: 49 Farms
Posted by Jay Rosenberg almost 6 years ago
This curriculum-based, community focused Urban Permaculture Design Apprenticeship, facilitated by Jay Rosenberg, is aimed at fast-tracking the development of urban permaculture-based knowledge in a wide range of specific subjects. This is an ideal way to get started on a career as an urban permaculture designer and/or participate in urban permaculture projects worldwide.
The 2-year Design Apprenticeship is best suited for self-motivated people who already possess some life experience. As an apprentice you will be exposed to a great many opportunities to learn. Making the most of these opportunities is critical to your learning success. Showing up early and getting involved, rather than being just passive listeners in class, will help ensure you come away with the confidence to subsequently design and implement your own permaculture solutions. It represents a wonderful opportunity for students who are prepared to accept the challenge.
Classes are held every other Friday for the first year of the Program. Along with 90 hours in the classroom, students will participate in 90 hours of hands-on projects and activities that are designed to enhance the learning experience and tailored for the interest, ability and schedule of the individual.
We are currently welcoming applicants for this year’s program, submit your application today.
Our Apprenticeship Program is a 2-year intensive learning experience, designed to train urban permaculture designers who will help manage projects on a volunteer basis at our various San Francisco project sites. As far as we can tell, there is only one other apprenticeship program in the U.S. that is remotely like ours. :)
If, after you read the full description below, you think you might be interested in applying to our Program, come to one of our 1-hour Program Introduction Meetings on February 19th, March 4th or March 11th, where we will discuss Program specifics and answer any questions you might have. In addition, apprentices who previously completed our Program, and will be serving as mentors this year, will be on-hand to share their insights and experiences.
Program Introduction Meetings at Hayes Valley Art Works
456 Laguna Street (@ Fell), SF, CA 94102
Friday, February 19th, 2016, 3-4pm
Friday, March 4th, 2016, 3-4pm
Friday, March 11th, 2016, 3-4pm
2015 Urban Ag Report. RPD, January 2016.
Based on our review of permaculture courses and “apprenticeships” offered throughout the U.S., the fair market value (FMV) for participation in our Program for Year 1 is $600. However, our Program is at “no charge” because we are counting on your time, focus and commitment for the full 2-year period of the Program.
During Year 1, we make a substantial investment in you. We guide you through book, Internet, discussion and hands-on learning, and you participate in the full range of urban permaculture design and related activities as well as public education events. In return, you make the time commitment to learn during Year 1, to be an active member of our charitable and educational community and to “give back” to 49 Farms in a substantial and meaningful way during Year 2 of the Program.
So long as you fulfill your 2-year commitments to the Program, your participation is of no charge to you. However, you will be required to purchase your own materials (see Year 1, Preliminaries, below). And, if you fail to honor your full commitment to 49 Farms during Year 1 and/or Year 2, regardless of reason, you will need to pay 49 Farms the FMV for each full or partial month you participated in Year 1 of the Program.
If you apply and are admitted to our Program, here are the commitments we will be relying on you to fulfill:
Year 1 Commitments:
Every other Friday, 12-5pm for classes (full schedule below)
“No-class” on the other Fridays, 12-5pm for hands-on activities
Some Saturdays or weekday evenings for resource acquisitions.
Some Saturdays or weekday evenings for special events
Holiday and special events calendar to be posted.
Periodic & Seasonal:
Year 2 Commitments:
Every other Friday, 12-5pm
Some Saturdays for special events and activities
While you continue to learn, you will help mentor our next group of apprentices on an “every-other-Friday” basis, and you will help lead at least one monthly Program Discussion meeting. You also will continue to help with public education events, lead and participate in special urban permaculture-related projects, and help with our honey sales and other fundraisers.
Who should not apply:
This is not a Program for those:
Application & Timeline.
You can download, save and complete a 2016 Urban Permaculture Design Apprenticeship Program Application here. The Application contains all our 2016 Monthly Program Discussion Meeting dates.
Program Introduction Meetings at Hayes Valley Art Works:
The SF Bee-Cause Beekeeping Apprentices, the only other apprenticeship program that is remotely like ours (without the protective suits). Find out more at sfbeecause.com.
Urban Permaculture Design Apprenticeship Program Introduction Meetings
Date: Fridays, February 19th, March 4th and March 11th, 2016
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Event Category: Apprenticeships
Hayes Valley Art Works
456 Laguna Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Class Schedule for Year 1
(Every other Friday, mid-March through mid-November)
Fri Mar 18 12-5pm – * w/ Special Guest Instructor – Matthew Stephens
Fri Apr 1 12-5pm
Fri Apr 15 12-5pm
Fri Apr 29 12-5pm – * 2-5pm at Library for Monthly Discussion Meeting
Fri May 13 12-5pm
Fri May 27 12-5pm – * 2-5pm at Library for Monthly Discussion Meeting
Fri Jun 10 12-5pm
Fri Jun 24 12-5pm – * 2-5pm at Library for Monthly Discussion Meeting
Fri Jul 8 12-5pm
Fri Jul 22 12-5pm – * 2-5pm at Library for Monthly Discussion Meeting
Fri Aug 5 12-5pm
Fri Aug 19 12-5pm – * 2-5pm at Library for Monthly Discussion Meeting
Fri Sep 2 12-5pm
Fri Sep 16 12-5pm
Fri Sep 30 12-5pm – * 2-5pm at Library for Monthly Discussion Meeting
Fri Oct 14 12-5pm
Fri Oct 28 12-5pm – * 2-5pm at Library for Monthly Discussion Meeting
Fri Nov 11 12-5pm
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