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If you’d prefer not to apply online you can also fill out a paper application by printing out the application and mailing it back to us. You can also submit your application over the phone. Our phone number is 1 (786) 562-7601.  Complete the application form as fully as possible. A deposit of $500 is required with your application. We will immediately acknowledge receipt of your application and deposit payment.

Urban Farmer Trainee Application Packet

Please call or email us if there’s anything you would like to discuss.  The program does include food, lodging and transportation to and from the farm sites.

Student Portal

The Student Portal is an online system that will allow you to log on to a dedicated web page for students only.  This section is where we will keep you updated on what’s going on with the school, any new programs added, events calendar, and other items that pertain to our students.  We will also send you regular e-mail updates if there is something new that has been added to the portal.  If you don’t have easy access to the Internet or a designated email address, please let us know and we will send you the information via the post office.

What happens next?

Once you are accepted into the program, one of our team members will contact you regarding arrival and departure details.  We recommend that you allow our professional staff help you book your flights.

Within 72 hours you will receive a written welcome to our program, and at that point we will also send you your Student Portal username, password, and instructions by email.  Use these credentials to access the portal.

Within 2 weeks the balance must be paid.  Once the balance is received you will receive the rest of the information regarding the program.

Amendments & Cancellations

If personal, academic or other circumstances turn out to make travel impossible at the time planned, placements can normally be deferred without cost or for a minimal charge. Please call us to discuss your situation.

Amendments, cancellations or part-cancellations must be notified in writing. The charge for amendments ranges from $50 to $100 plus the amount charged to the company by third parties.  If the total cost is going to exceed $200, we will provide you with a quote before proceeding. Cancellation charges depend on how far in advance of your stated departure date we have been informed in writing.  Your stated departure date refers to the earliest of either: the “preferred departure date” entered on your original application form or any subsequently agreed upon date.  If only a month and a year are specified on the application form, the “preferred departure date” is the 1st of the month specified:

Notice of 3 months or more – $100

Notice of 2-3 months – One third of total program fee

Notice of 1-2 months – Two thirds of total program fee

Notice of less than 1 month – No refund

Please note that the above cancellation charges apply whether an application is made more than three months before the stated departure date or less than three months before the stated departure date. Deposits paid less than three months before the stated departure date, defined as above, are non-refundable.

Please also note that if you have made your final payment, cancellation insurance will be available in defined circumstances.  Remember – we’re not responsible for everything.

If you choose to take part in our program, we cannot allow for every eventuality.  Please be prepared to cope with the unexpected, with local customs and shortages; with the vagaries of weather, travel and mankind in general. Common sense and good humor will see you through most things.

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