Providence Farm Collective (PFC) is now accepting applications for individuals, communities, and organizations that would like access to farmland!  Applications are due January 1st, 2021

For help with your application, please contact Beth Leipler at providencefarmcollective@gmail.com or 716-536-9088

PFC is accepting applications for two programs:

Incubator Program Application– PFC is accepting up to four new farmers for its incubator farm program! PFC’s 3-year incubator program offers beginning farmers a ¼ acre turnkey plot of farmland and the resources and support needed for a successful growing season. Partners wanting to farm a ¼ acre will also be considered. More information on this program can be found at the bottom of this page.

Community Organization Plot Program Application – community plot application PFC – PFC is accepting up to two new organizations to join PFC’s farm in 2021! Through this program, PFC provides organizations with 1-acre plots of prepared farmland. Community organizations and nonprofit organizations that would like access to farmland and farming resources are encouraged to apply. Organizations may farm and market products as they see fit, given that their participation in the program is benefiting underserved individuals and communities.  More information below.

 

 

 

 

 

What community organizations get:

  • Up to one acre of fenced, fertilized, and plowed farmland
  • Access to hand tools
  • Some seeds and transplants
  • Access to agricultural workshop series (with pre-registration)
  • Technical assistance and marketing support

Requirements for community organizations:

  • 50 volunteer hours through participation in PFC volunteer days
  • Designated individual to act as a liaison between the partner organization and PFC
  • Participation in PFC orientation
  • Transportation to and from PFC
  • Maintain a clean and presentable plot of land
  • Adherence to good agricultural practices
  • Maintain records as required by PFC
  • Ability to purchase any extra tools or materials needed

What incubator farmers get:

  • Up to a 1/4 acre plot of fenced, fertilized, and plowed
    farmland
  • Access to a wide array of hand tools
  • Select seeds and transplants
  • Agricultural training through a series of workshops
  • 1-on-1 technical assistance and business support throughout the season
  • Assistance accessing markets
  • Opportunity for tenancy at PFC upon completion and continued good standing

Requirements for Incubator Farmers:

  • 20 hours of volunteer work on PFC’s demonstration farm
  • Participation in a 6-workshop business series
  • Participation in a 8-workshop crop production series
  • Maintain a clean and presentable ¼ acre plot
  • Adherence to good agricultural practices
  • Maintain records as required by PFC
  • Attendance at 1-hr per month incubator farmer meeting

 

 

 

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