About the Program
Frontline Farming’s Apprenticeship Program is a path for beginning to intermediate Black, Indigenous and other People of Color (BIPOC) growers who want to gain the fundamental skills needed in the movement toward personal and communal food sovereignty. We provide a culturally supportive and immersive environment for community, education and advocacy. It is our hope and determination to heal the pain and trauma from years of being subjected to systems of oppression throughout our historical bondage and use the knowledge of our ancestors to reconnect to the land for nourishment and reparations.
Frontline Farming is a collective farming community dedicated to creating greater leadership opportunities for POC and equity to the existing system of food apartheid. We are proud to be a source of farming practices and spiritual teachings of living in harmony with respect and gratitude to the land. We believe in education and collaboration to encourage engagement in the communities we come from. We provide our harvest to those in our local community that live with little to no access to nutritional whole foods. This program will provide land-based skills to empower leadership as growers and as food activists for the participants and their communities. The training will go over farm planning, soil renewal and deep personal reflection as we affirm historical divorce from the land and reignite our cultural connection to the earth.
Application Deadline is Feb 15, 2021
Final cohort will be notified March 15, 2021.
May 24, 2021 to October 8, 2021. (16 wk program)
Apprentices are expected to work 20 hours a week including weekly classes.
Apprentices will be compensated with a stipend during the enrollment in the program.
This space is offered exclusively for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC). This is an intentional space for BIPOC to find community, support, and healing. America's contract with capitalism has oppressed those with marginalized identities and has inflicted generations of pain and trauma. For the safety and protection of this group, this is not a space for white allies. This time together is to center and hold space to address and dismantle inequities, injustices and systemic racism. A space where folks can show up as their authentic selves and to be seen, heard and held. A space that honors our uniqueness but also our shared identities of color. If you do not identify as BIPOC please do not apply. There will be other opportunities to support our community in the future. Please respect our request as we continue to do the work for justice, equality, diversity and inclusion.