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09 June 2018
08:30 am - 04:00 pm
South Chicago Farm
Grow Your Farm: Learn to “Seed” Crops, Mushrooms & Soil
Saturday, June 9, 2018
South Chicago Farm, 8900 S. Green Bay Ave.
Learn the basics of bed building and seeding your garden, as well as the basics of composting and vermicomposting for your farm. In the morning, participants will learn how to build growing beds and seed a variety of crops, from broadcasting seeds for salad mix, to learning how to use a professional seeder. We will learn about “seeding” different varieties of mushrooms including oyster and shiitake varieties. Fungi doesn’t take up “mushroom” in your garden and can be a fun and tasty addition to your edible landscape.
In the afternoon, we will show participants how to manage a small-scale compost system. Participants will discuss collection of waste streams in the city or on the farm. We will also teach the basics of vermicomposting and will construct and explain how to maintain a worm bin. The on-farm use of vermicomposting as a fertilizer will be a focus, including how to use it for generating revenue from those who want an excellent, organic fertilizer or compost teas.
*Scholarship application available upon request; please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Full Workshop Series Schedule:
Session 5: Learn to Harvest, Post-Harvest Handling & Food Safety Practices
Saturday, July 14th, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Session 6: Bee Keeping 101
Saturday, August 11th, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Session 7: Bringing it All Together – Making Sure Your Ends Meet: Season Extension & Farm Financials 101
Saturday, September, 22nd, 9:00am – 4:00pm