Training of Trainers Registration

 Registration for the Farm School NYC Training of Trainers Course is Open!

Registration for this course can be completed through the Eventbrite website here.

To determine what level of payment you qualify for, please check the Farm School NYC Payment Level Chart, found here. If you have not previously applied to Farm School NYC, please fill out this application before enrolling for this course.

Course Description

This dynamic course explores popular education methods, emphasizing the concepts of learner-centered teaching, and hands-on, participatory learning. Students will explore various styles of learning, and practice planning, designing and leading an effective workshop. This course will be held twice weekly, on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings/afternoons, and co-taught by Owen Taylor and Greg Anderson.

Student Testimonials for Training of Trainers

"I love that the skills I learned in TOT continue to prove useful every day. The course provided me with a truly fresh (and liberating!) perspective on education. Owen and Greg were wonderful instructors -- they created a space that allowed me to learn just as much from my fellow classmates as I did from them!" -Melissa Cipollone, Farm School NYC Student

"I love exactly what it is. Training of Trainers. The truth is that everyone that comes into a space is an educator with prior knowledge and thoughts that can and should be built upon. Training of trainers rocks!!!! YES!!!!!" -Lashawn Marston, Farm School NYC Student

"I love Owen and Greg! They are an excellent introduction to the kind of care and understanding that embodies the goals of Farm School." -Ali Jacobs, Farm School NYC Student

About the Instuctors

Greg Anderson began his work with Just Food in 2008 when he led the effort to bring chickens to the Walt L. Shamel Community Garden in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. That same year he became a Just Food Trainer for the City Farms Program. Since then, he has given many workshops on chicken care, soil health and cover crops; worked side by side with Owen Taylor to build more than 10 of our City Chicken Project coops; and has co-taught three Training of Trainers courses. Greg comes to Just Food after being a Youth Development Specialist for 13 years, implementing youth programming in Queens, NY. He also helped lead the effort to bring Walt L. Shamel Community Garden back to life in Crown Heights, Brooklyn where he and his family have lieved for the past 20 years.

Owen Taylor joined Just Food in 2007 as the City Farms Training and Livestock Coordinator, then transitioned to the role of City Farms Program Manager, a role in which he trained community-based trainers, provided professional development for trainers, supported development of community-run livestock projects, and led chicken coop builds. He currently works as the Seed Collection Manager at Roughwood Seed Collection, where he maintains the seed library, runs a volunteer program, leads workshops, and plants and cares for heirloom plants. Owen has served as an instructor of the Training of Trainers course since 2011.


Class Schedule

Wednesday, December 3, 6-9pm @ NYCHA Office (90 Church St, New York, NY 10007)
Saturday, December 6, 10am-2pm @ One Bryant Park (42nd & 6th Avenue)
Wednesday, December 10, 6-9pm @ NYCHA Office
Saturday, December 13, 10am-6pm @ One Bryant Park
Wednesday, December 17, 6-9pm @ One Bryant Park