Workshops

hoop houseOnce each month, February through June, Growing Power hosts weekend “From the Ground Up” workshops. These workshops, attended by people from all over the world, provide hands-on training in all aspects of developing and maintaining a sustainable community food system. Participants can take part in several breakout sessions that cover topics such as: hoop house construction, mushroom cultivation, aquaponics, sprout production, vermi-composting, beekeeping, and community project planning. Coinciding with these workshops, Growing Power offers a Commercial Urban Agriculture course through which participants attend workshops for five consecutive months, concluding in June with a graduation. This course provides them with intensive hands-on training supplemented with classroom instruction that focuses on building the individuals skills in preparation for operating their own farming venture.

2017 Workshop dates:

From the Ground Up! Two-day Workshop Training

  • February 11-12, 2017
  • March 11-12, 2017
  • April 8-9, 2017
  • May 6-7, 2017
  • June 17-18, 2017

Aquaponics Three-day Training

  • February 10-12, 2017
  • March 10-12, 2017
  • April 7-9, 2017
  • May 5-7, 2017
  • June 16-18, 2017

Commercial Urban Agriculture Business Training Course

  • February 10-12, 2017
  • March 10-12, 2017
  • April 7-9, 2017
  • May 5-7, 2017
  • June 16-18, 2017

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