Do you want to learn how to grow your own food?
Do you like being outside and working with other people?
CommonWealth Urban Farms is a working urban farm in the heart of Oklahoma City. We grow vegetables and cut flowers and sell them to our “Veggie Club” members and to local restaurants and florists. Our farm includes a recently completed hoop house, a composting operation, and a rainwater harvesting system. We also have a strong educational component, including Saturday “CommonWork” community volunteer times, Farm Tours and Garden School classes.
Our staff has decades of experience in home gardening, community gardening and market gardening. We offer the opportunity for you to work alongside us, and learn about diverse areas of urban farming: planting, harvesting, marketing, community relations, soil and plant health, food forests, composting, bio-remediation, rainwater harvesting, native plants and pollinator habitat.
How It Works
Youth Apprentices make a 3 month commitment of 30 hours total of volunteer time, averaging 3 hours per week. Our weekly volunteer time is on Saturdays from 9 am to noon.
Our third apprenticeship season will begin September 5. Deadline for application is August 25, 2017.
Our learning method is hands-on. For each new skill and task, we’ll show you how to do it, supervise you while you learn, then give you a chance to demonstrate your skill and eventually teach it others. We want apprentices to learn new skills, and learn them well!
Young Farmer Certificate upon Completion of Apprenticeship
Each young person who successfully completes the Youth Apprenticeship program, including the checklist of specific skills, will receive a Young Farmer certificate from CommonWealth.
Willingness to get dirty and work hard! We work even if it’s cold, hot, windy or wet.
Positive attitude and self-motivated.
Desire to learn and to serve the community with what you learn.
Who Can Apply?
High school students who are interested in learning how to grow food and live more sustainably on planet Earth.
To apply for our Youth Apprenticeship program, we suggest that you volunteer with us first, to get a feel for our farm, and meet our team. We have volunteer work times every Saturday morning from 9 am to noon. Email us to let us know you are interested! All genders & ethnicities are encouraged to apply.
Contact us at Info@commonwealthurbanfarms.com with any questions.