“From the Ground Up” Workshops
Growing Power in conjunction with the USDA’s Risk Management Agency and the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program present:
Growing Your Community Food System “From the Ground Up” Workshops
From the Ground Up! Workshops are intensive, hands-on trainings offering diverse groups the opportunity to learn, plan, develop, operate, and sustain community food projects. Project participants leave the workshop with improved skills that they can take back into their communities and pass on to others. These workshops are for both rural and urban projects.
3-Day Aquaponic WorkshopsAn intensive hands-on workshop focused exclusively on aquaponic and urban aquaculture training. Topics include system design, water chemistry, fish husbandry, and plant selection. These workshops begin on Friday, the day before the standard 2-day workshop and participants will not have an opportunity to participate in the other breakout sessions. Click here for aquaponic workshop details.
Weekend Workshops :
2013 Aquaponic Workshops:
Special Friday Workshops:
Friday’s in April and May are special training days for Multicultural Alliance Building through Dismantling Racism. If you are interested in learning more, please check out the Growing Food and Justice for All Initiative. There is an additional fee for this training.
Two-Day Workshop - $375.00 per person. Cost includes five meals for the Saturday and Sunday workshop.
Aquaponic Workshop - $500.00
Aquaponic Workshop - $500.00 per person.Cost includes meals for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
The cost for Friday’s Multicultural Alliance Building through Dismantling Racism workshop offered in April and May is an additional $125.00.
Workshops Break-out Sessions (NOTE: as of 2013 the Aquaponics Session is a stand-alone Workshop) :
*Breakout sessions are subject to change based on availability
We encourage you to bring several members of your group or operation to the workshop if you are interested in multiple topics; this is especially helpful if you are a member of a training or outreach organization. Our workshops put organizations, projects, and food producers in touch with each other to help build collaborations and long-term, sustainable partnerships.
Growing Power Community Food Center
5500 West Silver Spring Drive
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53218
Tel: 414.527.1546 Fax: 414.527.1908
Meals are a very important aspect of the workshop. It is the place where we come together to share the bounty. The food served is produced by sustainable, small family farmers and all of the greens are grown on-site. Vegetarian, vegan, or special dietary needs can be accommodated. Please let us know if you have special dietary requirements.
Walk Like a Farmer:
Please come prepared to get your hands dirty! Leave your dress shoes at home and wear your farmer duds – this is not a dressy training event. Bring work shoes and warm layers of clothing – the greenhouses are very warm and it can be very cold outside, especially during the winter months. Workshops often take place in both settings.
Two-Day Workshop Daily Schedule:
9:00am - 5:00pm Dismantling Racism Training (April and May workshops only)
8:00am – 9:30am Continental breakfast and registration
9:30am – 10:30am Introductions of Growing Power staff and participants
10:30am – 12:30pm Educational Tour of Growing Power
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm – 6:00pm Workshop break-out session
6:00pm – 8:00pm Dinner, speaker, and social time
9:00am – 10:00am Breakfast
10:00am – 3:30pm Workshop break-out session
1:30pm – 3:30pm Lunch and workshop wrap-up
Please note that we are quite flexible with the schedule to allow for questions, networking, etc.
Store &Market Basket Hotline: 414.527.1930 Office Tel. 414.527.1546 l Fax 414.527.1908
Milwaukee Warehouse/Admin: 13111 W. Silver Spring Drive, Butler, WI 53007
Tel. 262.439.6140 / Fax 262.439.6141
Chicago Projects Office: 1741 N. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647