State group looking for urban farmers
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Charleston-based group is looking for people who want to grow produce in urban settings.
The Charleston Area Alliance is starting its farmer-training program at the end of January. The deadline for workshop applications is today.
The Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurs program teaches participants in urban areas to grow large amounts of sustainable produce and sell it as a stream of household income.
The class includes a two-hour commitment per month for workshop activities. The workshops are typically held after business hours on weekdays and on weekend mornings. Participants will average up to 25 hours per month from May through August, including at least one Saturday per month for market sales.
The program will accommodate up to 10 applicants.