UFI is looking for an Executive Director to spearhead their fund development and take on managerial responsibilities. The Urban Farming Institute (UFI) is a two-year old nonprofit operating under the fiscal sponsorship of New Ecology Inc. It was created to respond to challenges faced by individuals and groups who would like to create an urban farming business. UFI offers education on the economic, social and health benefits of urban farms and trains individuals to become farmers. It is UFI’s mission to create the best partnerships between long term land owners, neighborhood residents and individual farmers. UFI has: 1) organized its first Urban Farming Conference in the spring 0f 2013 with over 300 attendees and is currently planning the 2nd; 2) advised the City (on Article 89) and the State on policy and legislation supporting urban farming; and 3) has developed a classroom farming curriculum and partnered with other collaborators to graduating 7 from this Urban Farming Training Program. Check us out online.
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