Frequently Asked Questions

How can I volunteer?

Thanks for wanting to help! Farm School is supported by a robust community of students, faculty, and partner organizations. We usually don’t have the capacity to host volunteers, so please consider volunteering with one of our community partners.

How do I register for courses?

When workshops and course are available, we send out registration through our mailing list. You can sign up for our mailing list on our homepage.

How can I visit?

As an education organization, we do not own a site where we grow food. We offer courses and partner with farms and gardens in NYC to visit their sites during our programming. We would love to welcome everyone to Farm School— the best way to visit and learn more is to take a course.

How do I apply for the certificate program?

Applications for our certificate programs are available each summer, around August through September, with the programs starting in the fall. You don’t need to apply to take courses individually.

I don't have any experience with farming, can I still apply?

Yes! We are open to everyone interested in growing food through the lens of food justice. Farm School is great for people at the beginning of their farming journey.

What do people do after they graduate from the certificate programs?

Our alumni have gone on to launch their own farms, work as farmer's market managers, gotten jobs at urban and rural farms, started garden consulting practices, started food-based businesses, built gardens at their schools, and become farm educators.

When do courses take place? 

Courses generally take place Wednesday evenings from 6-9pm and Saturdays from 10am-2pm. On occasion, courses will have modified schedules to adapt to holidays and teacher schedules.