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Program or resource provides experience to participants.

"Farm Stewards may develop their own businesses at the Seed Farm in years two and three of the training program. The Seed Farm rents land, infrastructure, and equipment at reduced rates. The Seed Farm also provides mentorship to help Farm Stewards successfully start their new farm businesses.

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Practical Farmers of Iowa specializes in farmer-to-farmer networking through demonstrations, field days, an annual conference, pasture walks, interactive online seminars (Farminars), and more.

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Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SSAWG) provides information and support for organizations and individuals in 13 Southern states. Sponsors annual conference and trade show with workshops, discussions, and farm tours. Virtual farm tours.

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"With support from the USDA Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program, Southern SAWG provides training and technical assistance to individuals and groups who are developing projects that promote sustainable food systems and community food security.

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“Farm Walks bring growers and agricultural specialists together to learn on working farms across Washington.” This joint program of Tilth Producers of Washington and Washington State University Small Farms Team is sponsored in part by Farm Aid and Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education.

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"The advanced permaculture immersion apprenticeship program combines Community Foodshed, Natural Building, Community Resiliency Design and Bioregional Networking. The Foodshed program includes production from seed through harvest, biodynamic and permaculture methodologies, soil building and market gardening.

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The Organic Education Center (OEC) provides “experiential learning opportunities in biologically sound urban agriculture." The Center “works as a regional resource hub for sustainable food growing." The Center also offers hands-on community classes on organic food growing and urban composting.

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The demonstration garden at Luscher Farm "is a teaching tool for the public to learn about organic gardening techniques and serves as a hands-on classroom" for workshops. The program educates “urban gardeners about the ease and abundance of organic gardening” and provides resources needed to implement organic growing practices.

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Five-week program provides an introduction to and hands-on experience in organic gardening and land stewardship.

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Residential, five-week Permaculture Design Cerfitication courses provide a combination of lecture, discussion, interactions with nature, hands-on projects, and community immersion" for students to learn permaculture while living in an eco-village.

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