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Our Programs

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Farmer-In-Training - F.I.T.

Interested in farming but need some basic training?

F.I.T. is for you!


Growing High Point’s Farmer-In-Training program provides the opportunity to gain skills in agriculture practices. The training lasts for one growing season learning the skills, strategies, and techniques for running a successful agribusiness. Once training is complete, F.I.T. graduates have the option to adopt a plot of land and become part of the network of urban farm leaders. This program successfully graduated its first two participants in 2022, and started its second cohort of farmers in 2023.

Beekeeping Apprenticeship

This program is designed to teach new skills to those interested in keeping their own hives, while working with our own.


Our Beekeeping Apprenticeship has two phases to the training program, class sessions and field work. Completing the training qualifies you to join the GHP Beekeeping Apprentice program. Classwork typically lasts about a month starting in February. Fieldwork (apprenticeship) in the spring. The apprenticeship program is for those who want to participate in tending the bees throughout the year and share in the honey harvest. Beekeeping supplies and protective gear are provided by GHP and will be available for use by apprentices when tending to the hives. Participants do not have to have any prior experience, and those who do are still welcome to join. Our goal is to foster entrepreneurship opportunities when it comes to beekeeping, while additionally benefiting the environment by actively caring for one of the most important pollinator species. 


This program is geared to those 18+, although we can accept younger participants if accompanied by a legal guardian.

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Youth Employment & Enrichment

Our Youth Enrichment and Employment program (YEE) is funded by the Community Development Block Grant from the City’s Community Neighborhood and Development Division. This program is designed to offer youth aged 15 - 24 an employment opportunity in the field of urban agriculture while also learning about basic job skills, the local food system, managing their money, nutrition, food preparation, and making an impact on their community. YEE also incorporates enrichment activities such as field trips to local gardens, appropriate work events, and skill workshops. Our Youth Employees currently help us out on our farms, in the food hub, as well as doing other various tasks. We take them to professional events when we can to expose them to a new world of opportunities.


Produce Box Program

Our Farm-to-Senior Produce Box program emerged during the Covid-19 pandemic to provide additional relief to senior citizens within the city. Every week produce and other items such as eggs, milk, or bread are delivered to them directly from our St. Mary's Friendship Table Volunteers and GHP Staff members.


Our senior citizen participants are typically recommended to connect with us to participate in this program, but individuals from the community can also apply to receive a box so long as they meet our criteria to participate.


As of the end of 2022, we were able to deliver to over 20 participants of this program.

Interested in supporting a senior for a week?

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Volunteer With Us!

Our vision and mission would not be a huge success without the support of volunteers. We love having individuals to large groups come out and see what urban agriculture is all about!

In conjunction with High Point University's Center for Community Engagement, we utilize a volunteer management platform called GivePulse. All of our volunteer opportunities are listed here, and we invite you to check them out! If our listed volunteer opportunities don't fit in your schedule, please feel free to reach out to us.


*GivePulse is free for anyone in the community to sign up on*

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