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18 Reasons
San Francisco, CA
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Farm School 2014
Tickets: $500
Monthly payment plans are available.
Class size capped at 20.

18 Reasons and the Bi-Rite Farm are delighted to offer the opportunity to get your hands dirty during this ten session immersion course, running May through September 2014.

Farm School is geared for adults who want to learn about the life, economics, and labor of small scale organic farming. The course includes five lectures at 18 Reasons and five farming days at the Bi-Rite Farm, with additional excursions to surrounding farms and gardens. The Wednesday lectures will take you through the logistics and business of starting a rural or urban farm; the Saturday farm sessions will put you on-site digging, planting, weeding and harvesting - hands-on, experiential learning.  

While this is not a comprehensive, collegiate-level course, the 18 Reasons Farm School is perfect for folks who are interested in growing food and who desire to gain a deeper understanding of the politics and practicalities of small scale organic farming in the Bay Area.

Simon Richards, Bi-Rite Market's farmer and head produce buyer will co-lead the farming days with Janine Gee, our coordinator and gardening educator. Guest lectures include Andy Griffin (the inspirational and pioneering owner of Mariquita Farm), Darryl Wong (Farm Site and Research Lands Manager at UC Santa Cruz's Department for Sustainable Ag), educators from Sonoma Garden Park, and more.


If you would like to set up a payment plan, please contact Michelle at

To qualify you must be able to attend all ten sessions.

Wednesday lectures are 6:30-9:00pm at 18 Reasons.
Saturday farm days are 8:00am-3:00pm at Bi-Rite Farm (carpools will be organized during the first meeting).

Wednesday, May 14
Saturday, May 17

Wednesday, June 18
Saturday, June 21

Wednesday, July 16
Saturday, July 19

Wednesday, August 20
Saturday, August 23

Wednesday, September 17
Saturday, September 20  

18 Reasons will help organize carpooling logistics but will not offer transportation to Sonoma. Students are responsible for their own food and water.

This promises to be a extremely fun and in-depth introduction to farming!
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18 Reasons (View)
3674 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States

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Food > Markets & Farms

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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