Urban Farming Workshops, Seminars and Tours
The Art of Urban Farming
Learn how to start your own urban farming operation. This full day workshop is focused on the business of starting your own urban farming operation. Tour several gardens and get a glimpse of what it is like growing and selling veggies in Vancouver BC.
My ultimate goal is to help establish an army of urban farmers in Vancouver, BC. Together we can change the way our urban landscapes are managed.
Join me for a full day of touring and talking about growing food as a professional urban agriculturist.
See first hand a number of urban gardens that are under production as urban farms.
This is an opportunity to check out a variety of irrigation systems, organic fertilizers and compost, trellising, raised bed gardens, a wide variety of vegetable crops and a large rooftop garden (65 beds) in downtown Vancouver.
After this workshop you will see the city landscape from a different perspective.
May 14th, 2011
Start time : 10 AM
Finish time : 3 PM
Location : Vancouver, BC
Fee : $180 (includes taxes)
Topics Covered :
- Farming in the City – Lifestyle and income expectations.
- Urban Farming Planning
- The Garden Owner and You - contracts, agreements, arrangements.
- Site location – Finding the best spot to grow your crop in an urban setting.
- Soil Prep – turfgrass reclamation methods, building beds, soil amendments
- Crop Management – what to grow, timing, crop rotations, watering, fertilizing etc.
- Organic Integrated Pest / Plant Management - techniques & equipment.
- Harvesting – timing, equipment, methods, keeping things fresh.
- Marketing - Farmers Markets, CSAs, restaurants, wholesalers.
- The Future of Urban Agriculture
- Garden Tour - visit a selection of urban gardens / farms that are under production.
Learn about urban farming first hand, from an urban farmer, in the gardens. This introduction to urban farming will change the way you look at city landscapes.
Space Limited - Class sizes are small.
Pack a lunch and dress for the weather.
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City Farm Boy, 804 East 21st Ave. Van, BC V5V 1S2