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.
February 24, 2011 1 Comment
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.
February 24, 2011 Comments Off on Chicago’s new Mayor Rahm Emanuel will expand urban agriculture