Chicago Workshops

2017 Chicago Farm Workshops

Save the dates! Workshop descriptions coming soon.

This year, Growing Power Chicago is offering two series of workshops: One-day Beginner Gardener Workshops and a Business Training Course for folks launching a commercial farming enterprise.

Farmers for Community:
Commercial Business Training Course
Spring Session: March 30-April 2, 2017
Summer Session: June 8 –11, 2017
Fall Session: October 5 – 8, 2017
Winter Session: December 7 – 9, 2017

The program runs Thursday 1:00pm to Sunday, ending at 4:00pm, except for the December training which ends Saturday evening.

Summer intensive: June 12 – 17, 2017 (optional)
Winter intensive: December 11-16, 2017 (optional)

Application Deadline: March 1, 2017
Cost: $1600 (payment plans available)

One-Day Workshops

Workshop cost: $40 per workshop, $20 for students and SNAP recipients

Vermicomposting
Saturday, April 1st, 1pm-5pm

Container Gardening
Saturday, May 6th, 1pm-5pm

Raised bed building, planting and harvesting
Saturday, June 10th, 1pm-5pm

Mushroom Cultivation 101
Saturday, July 1st, 1pm-5pm

Beekeeping and Honey Harvesting for Beginners
Saturday, August 5th, 1pm-5pm

Fall Planting & Season Extension
Saturday, September 2nd, 1pm-5pm

Farm Financials 101
Saturday, October 7th, 9am-12pm