Urban Agriculture

Backyard Urban Farming
Thursdays, Sept. 10 to 24, 6:30 to 8 p.m. (3 sessions)
Public $90; Members $80
Celebrate the UN designated Year of Soil by getting serious about growing good food at home. This three-week intensive led by BUFCO (Backyard Urban Farm Company) will have you seed and soil savvy in time for planning your urban farm for spring. Garden planning, companion planting and crop rotation are covered in week one; designing and constructing your own unique backyard farm using raised beds, and containers in week two; and season extention (fall growing), planting and putting your farm to bed in week three. The focus is on indoor learning with some hands-on component where you create your own garden plan and plant a garlic container. Receive a packet of Cubits Organics seeds each week as homework.
[PG15F04] Arlene & Marc Hazzan Green


Indoor Micro Farming
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Public $35; Members $30
Get creative solutions for growing your own greens via ‘micro farming’ from artist, designer and local food hero Micah Donovan. Think outside the box for ways to cultivate tasty, nutritious food inside your home by utilizing windows and ledges. Explore technology support growing systems like ‘Grow Tubes’ and various set-ups with LED lights while upcycling materials commonly found at home. Hands-on projects will be covered in the class with various materials, and personal consultations for each student and their food growing dreams will be provided.
[PG15F32] Micah Donovan


Hop Growing for Horticulturalists & Enthusiasts
Sunday, Nov. 22, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Public $35; Members $25
Hops, Humulus lupulus, are an essential component to beer but also a pleasant addition to the amateur brewers backyard. Join Stone House Brewing Co. brewer Jozef Winter for an in-depth look at a history of hops, varieties and characteristics of different hops, how to cultivate, grow and manage pests. Review trellising and set-up needs for both large and small hop growing operations and proper harvest and storage techniques. Jozef will of course also touch on how to use hops in the beer making process.
[PG15F38] Jozef Winter


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