Events List

Project Visioning & Crop Planning
02 Feb
2019

Project Visioning & Crop Planning

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Bridgeport Art Center

Big vision mapping session; mission & vision statements; defining core values, both personal and commercial; and community engagement. Crop planning will be the focus for farming oriented projects. Participants will develop a comprehensive vision of their commercial agriculture endeavor. It is important that participants clearly define the various program elements and economic aspects of their …

Marketing, Financials and Financing your Farm Project
09 Feb
2019

Marketing, Financials and Financing your Farm Project

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Bridgeport Art Center

We will begin the day discussing financial planning, budgets and spreadsheets, grant writing and financing your project, and small group budget development. Next, we will create a comprehensive operating budget, profit and loss format and begin to develop a financing or grant writing for the business plan. UGC will provide bookkeeping and accounting basics presentation …

Greenhouse Production: Seeding & Transplanting
16 Feb
2019

Greenhouse Production: Seeding & Transplanting

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

South Chicago Farm

Participants receive hands-on training to learn how to mix soil, seed, harvest, wash and package a variety of crops. Participants engage in-group discussion focused on year-round greenhouse production and marketing strategies to effectively sell products within marketplaces that suit their goals and resources. Saturday, February 16, 2019, 1:00pm-4:00pm South Chicago Farm, 9000 S Mackinaw Ave, …

Dismantling Racism in the Food System – Intensive Leadership Training
28 Feb
2019

Dismantling Racism in the Food System – Intensive Leadership Training

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Bridgeport Art Center

An understanding to dismantling racism principles is critical to the success of any urban agriculture project. This three-day workshop will introduce a framework to better understand how racism and privilege manifests on an individual, cultural and institutional level, as well as provide space to reflect upon ways to create projects that empower low-income and communities …

Medicinal and Culinary Herb Garden Planning
27 Apr
2019

Medicinal and Culinary Herb Garden Planning

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

South Chicago Farm

This workshop will begin with visioning your healing garden. Growing herbs to expand culinary flavors, create healing tinctures and to add vitality to your reflective practices. One of the long term goals is to build a Urban Medicinal Plant network that shares knowledge and plants for healing work in the community. Saturday, April 27, 2019, …

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