Oko Farms

Adult Intensive Program

Explore urban aquaculture and sustainable food production.

Adult Intensive Program (2017)
1,750.00

Early bird special: Apply by February 10th at $1,500.00

NYC’S only Aquaponics training program offers adults the opportunity to explore sustainable food cultivation through a unique urban farming experience that integrates aquaculture, hydroponics, and soil cultivation.

This immersion program provides a realistic experience of what it takes to operate a productive aquaponics farm while undertaking the physical and mental efforts required to run a small farm operation. Participants will also learn basic principles of effective community development that helps to create self-sustaining projects in their communities and will leave the course with practical experience in training others.

PROGRAM COMPONENTS:

  • Hands-on farm work on 2,500 square foot aquaponics farm along with soil cultivation in containers. 
  • Formal workshops in the basics of aquaculture, hydroponics, aquaponics hardware and technology, crop planning, record keeping, and disease management.
  • Community engagement. 

application is closed for 2017