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.
The workshops will be roughly 3 hours each, taking place on selected Saturday afternoons beginning in August 2017. Certain workshops will take place at our farm in North Miami as well as our nursery in the Wynwood area and some will take place at French Farms in Homestead. 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.
In order to keep the workshops intimate and hands-on we're limiting the number of available spaces, hence it is important to sign up as soon as you can!
*This list of dates and workshop subjects is subject to change, but we'll do our best to stick to these dates.
Saturday August 19th: Making a farm plan; what to grow and how much of it
Saturday September 2nd: Seed starting and succession planting for continued harvest
Saturday September 16th: Preparing beds, fertilizing organically and using a walk-behind tiller
Saturday September 30th: Direct seeding, transplanting and plant spacing
Saturday October 14th: Managing weeds, pests and continued fertility using hand tools and organic products
Saturday October 28th: Harvest and post-harvest techniques part 1; roots and leafy greens
Saturday November 11th: 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.