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Organic Grower Training Program
March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm$250
Are you longing to start your own farm or homestead? Are you trying to engage school children with growing food? Is it the rat race of the corporate world, the isolation from nature, your desire for meaningful work, concern about our environmental legacy, or some other reason that has you thinking about growing food for yourself and others? A thriving organic farm/garden can satisfy all these longings, but it takes preparation and careful planning to bring it into being. If you are an independent learner who likes to learn by doing, this program is for you. The curriculum will introduce and advance the skills and knowledge needed to establish or run a successful organic farm/garden. The information and skill development will be presented in an engaging and interactive manner, utilizing Internet links, videos and texts used in Organic Growing Classes over the last 12 years. Basic information is necessary, but hands on skills are invaluable and seeing how the whole process works together on an active farm over a growing season, gives needed perspective. Monthly Field Days, March-November, will provide hands on learning, while foundational readings and multi-media assignments and responses will establish the knowledge base.