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Application to Wild Willow School for Sustainable Farming


1) Fill out Application below. We recommend for the essay portions that you write them separately and then paste into the form fields. We really do enjoy reading them. If you leave the page and come back, you will need to generate a new Security Image before submitting. [There might be an error code about "stripslashes on line 319"; please ignore this, we will get your form regardless].

2) After submission, we will contact you with further instructions and answers to questions, including how to pay the required Enrollment Fee. You are not enrolled in the class until the fee has been paid.

Before applying, please read and understand the details outlined for the class:
Farming 101: Introduction to Small-scale Regenerative Farming

If you have questions please contact Mel Lions at

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*First Name *Last Name

*email *phone

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*City *State *Zip

*How did you hear about our farm school program?

Demographic Information: (check all that apply; no response required, but this helps us better understand our student pool as we seek funding to support our programs).

(defined as someone who has been subjected to racial or ethnic prejudice because of your identity as a member of a group without regard to your individual qualities. These groups include African Americans, American Indians or Alaskan natives, Hispanics, and Asians or Pacific Islanders.)
(defined as a person with a total household income at or below the national poverty level for a family of four or less than 50 percent of county median household income in each of the previous two years.)

*Have you been to Wild Willow Farm before? (check all that apply)

Session you are applying for: FALL 2017 (six-week) Farming 101 September 30 to November 11

*Application type

We offer a few farm-school scholarships for responsible, skilled and reliable volunteers in key areas. We're looking for volunteer help as field-trip leaders, event hosts (potlucks), maintenance keepers, housekeepers and office work. A separate application and staff interview at the farm are required. Scholarship is earned upon successful completion of the volunteering agreement. Before applying, we recommend you volunteer at the farm on a Saturday to see if this program would be a good fit.

*Why are you interested in sustainable agriculture and this program?

*What previous experience do you have in farming or gardening?
Previous experience is not a requirement.

*List 3 to 5 personal goals you'd like to achieve during your studies.

*What kind of heavy labor have you done?

*Do you have any special interests, hobbies or skills?
These do not need to be related to farming or gardening.

*Are you currently employed and/or a student? If so, what work and/or studies are you undertaking?
Do you expect possible time conflicts with work or school?

Do you have any preliminary comments, questions, or other details for us?

*I have read the information outline and feel that I have a good grasp of what will be expected of me as a student.

Thank you for taking the time to apply.

We will acknowledge your application in a timely manner. No further emails are necessary. When we are organizing the class session for which you applied, we will again contact you and provide more details and next steps.

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