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Bay Area Farmer Training Program
Tuesday | May 16, 2017 | 8:00 am — Wednesday | June 07, 2017 | 5:00 pm
Locations in East Bay, CA
Our newest project, the Bay Area Farmer Training Program, provides the education, training and tools for a new generation of farmers in California’s Bay Area to create socially-just, ecologically sustainable and economically viable urban and peri-urban farm businesses. Exceedingly high recidivism rates, increasing immigrant populations, a scarcity of living-wages for vulnerable citizens, and the rapidly aging farmer population all combine to create an urgent need to champion collaborative strategies in community development and seed opportunities to access training, land, and jobs in urban areas. Between MESA’s experience connecting educators, mentors and farmers around the world, and Planting Justice’s years of innovative and successful re-entry programs, we bring a wealth of experience to the Bay Area Farmer Training Program! We are proud to be the first Beginning Farmers Training Program that’s specifically working to address the needs of formerly incarcerated individuals and vulnerable new immigrants.Visit Event Website >>