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Beginning Urban Farmer Apprenticeship Program in Portland, Oregon

Beginning Urban Farmer Apprenticeship (BUFA) program

Multnomah County, in partnership with Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service, is excited to announce the pilot year of the Beginning Urban Farmer Apprenticeship (BUFA) program. The program is an 8-month, season-long training for aspiring urban farmers and community land stewards. It is designed to give a new generation of beginning farmers the foundation they need to break into the field of sustainable small-scale, urban farming.

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February 24, 2011   1 Comment

Chicago’s new Mayor Rahm Emanuel will expand urban agriculture

President Obama supports his former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel

Expand Urban Agriculture

For centuries, Chicago’s fertile land has been used to grow fresh produce and create employment opportunities. But today, city government stands in the way of a renaissance of local food production by limiting the size and revenue potential of these enterprises. Rahm wants to break down these barriers and help local businesses and non-profits to secure land, sell their produce on-site, and create after-school and job training opportunities. The initiative will focus expansion on Chicago’s south and west sides where large food deserts prevent communities from accessing fresh and healthy produce.

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February 24, 2011   Comments Off on Chicago’s new Mayor Rahm Emanuel will expand urban agriculture