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Essentials of Urban Farming: A 4-week Series
Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
Urban Adamah Farm | 1151 Sixth St, Berkeley, CA 94710
Dreaming of growing your own fruits and veggies? Learn the essentials from Urban Adamah’s proven farm leadership. This 4 week course is designed to give you the skills you need to grow food at home. Classes meet every Wednesday in February at Urban Adamah. $100 if you sign up for all four classes. Or $30 at the door for individual classes. Series topics include: Methods of Organic Farming (Feb 5) What does it mean to grow your garden organically? Which practices ensure the best health for your crops? How do I know if what I am doing is right? In this class we explore the methods used in organic gardening and farming and how to apply them to your backyard or personal project. This is a great class to explore the basics of organic agriculture and learn the in’s and out’s of how to do your organic garden right. Fertility Management: Understanding Your Soil & Compost (Feb 12) Getting to know your soil type and developing a long-term fertility plan is a critical practice in organic agriculture. In this class we will explore soil types, amendments, fertility management and best practices for optimizing tilth. We will also explore the tenets of composting as well as systems for designing and maintaining productive, fertile piles. Propagation & Irrigation (Feb 19) The farm & garden begin in the greenhouse and end in the field. In this class we cover proper greenhouse management, backyard cold frame design, choosing when and which vegetables to start inside, and how to choose materials. The second half of the class will be focused on assessing moisture in the field, understanding irrigation systems, and creating watering schedules. Crop Rotation & Backyard Garden Design (Feb 26) Rotating crops according to what nutrients they use and offer the soil is an important practice in caring for your soil. This class will help you create a crop plan for seasonal rotation and successive harvests. It is equally important to consider how to best use your space. We will discuss decisions about building raised beds, in-ground cultivation and establishing perennial zones. Bring pictures of your space and some ideas about how you want to use it!Visit Event Website >>
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