Apprenticeship Program

We are now recruiting for our 2018 cohort of farm apprentices. This is a 6-month, hands-on program of training in urban agriculture. Apprentices will learn how to raise and market a wide variety of vegetables, flowers and herbs.

This year we are looking for 3 to 4 individuals who already have a little farming experience but want to develop their skills further and farm in an urban setting. A small stipend will be available to each of the apprentices selected.

Download the APPLICATION.


We will be holding three informational meetings on
at 6:30 p.m. on January 15th,
at 6 p.m. on January 25th and
at 1 p.m. on February 10th
in the conference room at the Allen Market Place, 1629 E. Kalamazoo Street in Lansing. We will use the meetings to provide program details, answer questions and hand out application forms.

To RSVP, call 517-999-3916 or email

It would help us if you would put this announcement on your Facebook page, tell your friends about our program and email anyone you think might be interested.

Thank you for all the support you have given us over the years. This is why Urbandale Farm remains a model for urban agriculture throughout the Lansing-area.


Partial funding for LUFP apprenticeships is provided by the Capitol Region Community Foundation and the Ingham County Land Bank.