Beginning Farmer Workshop Series, Fall 2017
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This Fall we will be hosting a series of 7 workshops at the farm in association with our Urban Farmer Incubator program. After receiving many more applications than we could accommodate, especially from people with little or no experience with farming, we've decided to offer the workshop series to a larger audience. This workshop series will be great for people who are interested in the idea of urban farming, but have not had much if any hands on experience. The nature of the workshops leads to group learning and participation so it will be suitable for a wide range of experience levels.
The workshops will be roughly 3 hours each, taking place every other Saturday morning beginning August 18th 2018. Certain workshops will take place at our farm in North Miami and others at our nursery in the Wynwood area. All of the workshops will be hands-on; participants will have an opportunity to try a wide variety of farm tools, plant seeds, harvest and process crops for market. Participants also get a PDF syllabus to follow along with the workshops.
In order to keep the workshops intimate and hands-on we're limiting the number of available spaces to 10; it is important to sign up as soon as possible if you have your heart set on it.
*This list of dates is subject to change depending on the natural elements, but we'll do our best to stick to these dates.
Saturday August 18th: Making a farm plan; what to grow and how much of it
Saturday September 1st: Seed starting and succession planting for continued harvest
Saturday September 15th: Preparing beds, fertilizing organically and using a walk-behind tiller as well as a wheel hoe with multiple implements
Saturday September 29th: Direct seeding, transplanting and plant spacing
Saturday October 13th: Managing weeds, pests and continued fertility using hand tools (including a flame weeder) and organic products
Saturday October 27th: Harvest and post-harvest techniques part 1; roots and leafy greens
Saturday November 10th: Record keeping, cash flow and marketing your crops
*We understand that it may be difficult to attend every workshop. If you choose to sign up for this series, we can refund you for up to one missed workshop ($45) if it is absolutely necessary.