The City of Somerville is sponsoring the 2015 Urban Agriculture Ambassador Program (UAAP).
Taught by Green City Growers, a Somerville-based urban agriculture company, the program is now seeking applicants for the 2015 class. TheUAAP, which started as a pilot in 2013, will train 20 residents in urban growing techniques in exchange for 30 hours of volunteer service in garden projects across the city. Four intensive workshops will take place on Saturdays in April and May (April 25, May 2, 9, and 16), covering topics including building raised beds, planting and harvesting, troubleshooting pests, and an introduction to bee- and chicken-keeping.
In exchange for the free training, the residents will be asked to volunteer for at least 30 hours at a community based gardening project in Somerville.
The program is open to all Somerville residents and the deadline is March 13. Applications can be picked up at a Somerville public library, City Hall or can be downloaded at the City’s website at http://www.somervillema.gov/urbanag or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on the City’s urban ag initiatives can also can also be found on the City’s Urban Agriculture Blog: http://somervilleurbanag.tumblr.com.