Have you always wanted to get your hands dirty, but didn't know where to start? Or are you an experienced gardener dreaming of upping production? Regardless of background, EarthDance's Farm & Garden Apprenticeship offers a full educational program for all aspiring agriculturalists.
With weekly classes on everything from soil science to herbs, and hands-on training with knowledgeable farmers, you'll acquire the skills and confidence you need to grow your success!
Apply now for our 2019 apprenticeship crew!
Learn how to grow your profits and make your vegetable farm a success with limited time and a modest budget (AKA, market gardening success)! This two-day, hands-on workshop will focus on Midwest farming enterprises, led by successful female farmers!
EarthDance grows Certified Organic vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers. We know that food grown in living soil, by caring hands, is unbeatable.
EarthDance provides beyond-the-basics education to meet the needs of beginning farmers, youth, and agri-curious community members.
Our farm is a place to get rooted . . . and branch out. EarthDance grows relationships based on the unifying power of sharing hard work, good food, and appreciation for the land.
Understanding our food, its sources and how to grow healthy organic food has become increasingly important for us and for our environment. Learning by growing food is a great response to these needs. Teaching people how to grow organic food empowers citizens to pursue healthier lives. Involving children of all ages in farming teaches kids Earth stewardship, healthy habits, satisfaction in the work, collaboration, and self-discipline. Inspiring these lasting changes in food systems and communities is what EarthDance is all about! We see the need for, and the promise of, EarthDance in the numbers below.
The Rodale Institute's 30-year Farming Systems Trial of organic and conventional production systems shows that organic matches conventional yields and outperforms conventional in years of drought by 31%.
That's the average age of an American farmer—17 years older than the average American worker.
The estimated market for local foods in the St. Louis area.
The percentage of EarthDance Apprentices that go on to work or volunteer in sustainable agriculture.
.. in seeding the change we seek every day. Here, kids eat fresh greens, beginning farmers learn soil stewardship, biodiversity thrives, and everyone has a hand in producing the food we grow. We prove that skilled growers and concerned consumers can work together to achieve a better food system.