Interns – The Good and The Bad – The Urban Farmer with Curtis Stone (TUF82)

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Valuable and necessary to the success of the changing landscape of agriculture… or an abused form of cheap labor that helps some farms appear more profitable than they really are…

That’s what we are talking about today on The Urban Farmer with Curtis Stone

With the 2017 season underway, we’ll be widening the scope. Not only going beyond Curtis and the urban farmer, but also beyond the urban farm.

This year Curtis and I will take a step back zooming out from the tools and techniques and his one third of an acre farm, to take a look at some of the macro issues surrounding agriculture.

Each of our episodes will look at a difference topic that all are touched by the common thread of how do we scale this movement, and what does that look like in the future.

It’s a year of farming small and farming smart, but thinking big.

Today, we are going to start out by taking a look at interns and farms. What’s good, what’s bad, and what could be improved upon.

It’s an issue that’s really relevant and timely, because it’s one that Curtis is dealing with right now, doing something that I never, ever, thought he would do, get an intern.

Let’s find out why, in this episode of The Urban Farmer.

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Join Curtis Stone (author of The Urban Farmer) for his most intensive and thorough workshop to date. This five day course is the cumulative content of all of his best techniques used at his farm Green City Acres, but also what he’s learned from traveling and visiting some of the most successful market gardens in North America and abroad.
This is a technical, practical and hands on course. Hosted at Curtis’ own farm, Green City Acres, you will see every aspect of his highly productive urban farm demonstrated in the field. Everything from preparing beds, planting, harvesting, post-harvest and everything in between. These five days will be the last thing you need to completely get your farm started strong or radically improve what you’re already doing.
Everyone who enrolls will be given a free digital copy of Curtis’ one day workshop prior to starting, with 12 hours of content to watch at their leisure, a $200 value. Taking the one day course before the five day event, will give you a head start so that you’re familiar with all the concepts. That way, we can jump right in head first and get down and dirty!
Participants will be responsible for their own accommodation, but the event will be catered each day with coffee and biscuits in the morning, and a full buffet style lunch, and a light snack late afternoon. Because our farm has multiple locations, we will be riding bikes between sites. We will provide the bike for you, if you don’t have one to bring.
All food provided will be local and organic from Green City Acres and local farms from the area. Gluten free and vegetarian options will be available for those open request.
The course will be taught in a classroom setting for the mornings, then the afternoons will all be spent in the field at our various urban farm sites.
Space is limited to 18 people, so sign up fast!


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Connect with Curtis Stone

If you want to learn more about Curtis Stone and urban farming, then check out Curtis’ book, The Urban Farmer, and his course, Profitable Urban Farming.

Watch Curtis on YouTube

Green City Acres on Facebook

Green City Acres on Instagram

The Urban Farmer Book by Curtis Stone

Profitable Urban Farming – The Course

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