Monday, April 1, 2013

The Urban Farmer Field School

Spring is here, and I hope everyone is able to spend more time outside and less time sitting in front a computer or being a slave to a smart phone.  I like being outdoors, so that's my excuse for not presenting new content on this blog since 2012. I was pleased to assist with the creation of this brand new front yard edible garden on a very sloping site in Seattle:



Whether you are starting from scratch or you are an experienced gardener, there is much to learn about growing food in the city.  Some useful courses given by SPEC in Vancouver have come to my attention:

The Urban Farmer Field School 2013

Happy Spring!

We’d like to introduce you to the 2013 season of the Urban Farmer Field
School, brought to you by the Society Promoting Environmental
Conservation! This spring, get ready for courses in sustainable
agriculture and DIY food systems – everything from starting your seeds
to starting an urban farm business.

We’ve expanded this year, offering 25 courses in total. This spring get
ready for:

•       Growing Food In Small Spaces
•       Fruit Tree Canopy Management
•       Grassroots Bioremediation
•       Organic Soil Management
•       Succession Planting
•       Seed Starting
•       Seed Saving
•       MarketSafe Certification
•       Urban Farming On A Budget, and
•       Medicinal Herbs

… And Much More!

To look at the full course list and to register for classes, check out:
http://www.spec.bc.ca/farmer-field-school

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Growing food in the urban landscape is so very important! Just growing anything is vital too though! Grow!