Programs at EarthDance

EarthDance advances food justice by training organic farmers and gardeners of all ages, providing connection to healthy food and the land, and cultivating vibrant community. Our programs offer opportunities to engage with on-farm, hands-on learning for all ages. Explore Spring Training for Gardeners, Farm School Apprenticeships, Farm to School, & the Volunteer Program at EarthDance.

Spring Training for Gardeners

Want to grow a thriving organic garden? This 5-week course is designed for total beginners to gardening as well as those who want to plan and maintain their most successful garden yet. Spring Training will meet you where you are, with both online and hands-on options available, to teach you the skills and knowledge you need to be a successful gardener.

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Farm School Apprenticeships

Become an organic farmer! In 2024, EarthDance will offer TWO apprenticeship opportunities!

Full Season Farm Apprenticeship

Are you someone who wants to grow food? Do you long to tend to the earth, connect with kind, knowledgeable people, and live deeply in community with others while building healthy soil and sharing food?

If you’re ready to dig all the way into a complete growing season of regenerative farming and food-sharing at EarthDance Organic Farm School, learning and working with our amazing farmer educators on soil that has given life as operational organic farmland since 1883, learn more about our 10-month, paid, Full Season Farm Apprenticeship! Learn more here!

Summer Farm & Garden Apprenticeship

Do you want to immerse yourself in learning organic techniques for a summer and walk away feeling confident growing organic produce? If so, you may be the perfect fit for the Summer Farm & Garden Apprenticeship! This program is designed for those with a strong interest in farming, gardening, and food justice who want to engage themselves in the day-to-day operations of an organic farm school. Learn more here!

Farm to School

EarthDance provides farm and garden-based education for people of all ages, especially youth. The Farm to School program at EarthDance welcomes the local school district, clubs, camps, home schooled families, church groups, educators and students of life several opportunities to learn about growing fresh food, nutrition and food justice. 

Although EarthDance is committed to our local Ferguson-Florissant School District for farm to school activities, we invite everyone to visit and learn more about building healthy school communities with farm and garden-based learning curriculum. Click to learn more!

Volunteer at EarthDance

EarthDance provides a unique volunteer environment for schools, community and corporate groups, and individuals. Volunteer opportunities range from planting and harvesting fresh vegetables, to campus construction projects, to general farm maintenance. Join us as we grow the Local Food Movement! Explore volunteer opportunities here.

Program Alumni

EarthDance graduates are growing the good food movement regionally and beyond!

Since 2009, more than 450 Farm & Garden Apprentices have come to EarthDance Organic Farm School to explore their farming dreams. EarthDance’s Farm and Garden Apprenticeship is the teaching farm’s flagship and longest running program. Since 2009, teaching people to grow food in a hands-on, community-based way has been at the heart of our work.

Learn more about our alumni here!