Applications Due March 1 for 2018 Urban Agriculture Ambassador Program

The City of Somerville’s Urban Agriculture Ambassador Program (UAAP) is now accepting applications for the 2018 class. The UAAP, which is taught by Somerville-based Green City Growers, offers free training around urban growing techniques to 20 residents each year in exchange for 30 hours of volunteer service in garden projects throughout the city.

Applicants must be Somerville residents who are at least 16 years old and are required to attend four intensive Saturday workshops from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (March 24, March 31, April 7, and April 14). The program is designed for beginning to intermediate gardeners.

Applications, as well as more information about the program, are available at or by emailing

For more information on the City of Somerville’s urban ag initiatives, visit the City’s Urban Agriculture Blog:

The City of Somerville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities free of charge, upon request.

If you need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access this program, please contact Nency Salamoun at, or 617-625-6600 ext 2323.

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