The Urban Farming Course is an intensive hands-on weekend certification* program with GCG’s team of Horticultural Specialists, designed to give you the skills you need to grow food at home and in the community. Participants leave with an in-depth knowledge of course topics. *Credits apply toward landscaping certification.
This course takes place over the course of two days, Saturday and Sunday, only once a year. Class space is limited; we recommend registering well in advance.
“This two day course has made me feel like I really can grow food anywhere! Thank you Green City Growers.”
— Joyce Massicotte
2017 URBAN FARMING COURSE DETAILS
Course Dates: March 18th & 19th
Course Times: Saturday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Sunday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Course Fee: $250
Course Text: The Urban Bounty (required) – $38.25 (+$3 shipping)
Course fee due in full at registration. No refund for cancellations made within 30 days of workshop date.
Installing a Garden – raised-bed construction, soil selection, watering and irrigation, light, soil viability, locating your ideal garden space, containers vs. raised-beds vs. in-ground, small and intensive techniques
Planting – picking priorities for your space, choosing plant varieties, seeds vs. starts, finding good seed and plant suppliers, creating a crop map, plant spacing, cool vs. warm weather crops, perennials and annuals
Garden Maintenance – maintaining healthy and fertile soil, organic fertilization methods, micro-nutrients, soil testing, spacing and thinning, transplanting, watering schedules, trellising, mulching, pest and fungal management, pruning, harvesting for maximum yield, winterizing the garden
Season Extension – cold frames, hoop houses, plant selection for winter growing, winter maintenance
Beyond Your Garden – introduction to bee and chicken keeping, cooking with and preserving your produce, and information on getting involved in your community