Apply to the Black Butterfly Urban Farmer Academy

Applications for our 2021 cohort are closed.
We will have another cohort in 2022, applications will open in April.

Applicant Requirements:
Priority will be given to applicants with at least 1 or more seasons of prior gardening or farming experience and those who are currently engaged in growing and marketing. Applicants must demonstrate their ability to commit to a full season of on-farm training (averaging 1 day per week for a total of 144 training hours), 24 hours of classroom instruction (12 weeks of 2 hour sessions) and 6 field days at partnering farms. We will prioritize applicants that live and work in Baltimore City. We will accept applications from MD, DC and VA. Applicants must be 18 years or older. The program will run from May through October. There are 10 spots in the program.

To learn more about the program visit our FAQ page
For additional questions, please contact Denzel Mitchell, Deputy Director, at: