The Vision, Seeding Your Future in the Community

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The Vision, Seeding Your Future in the Community
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17 February 2018


08:30 am - 05:00 pm


Bridgeport Art Center

The Vision, Seeding Your Future in the Community

Saturday, February 17, 8:30am – 5:00pm
Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W. 35th St., Chicago, IL (enter at Racine entrance – Dial UGC)

Big vision mapping session; mission & vision statements; defining core values, both personal and commercial; and community engagement. 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 project. Once the big picture is developed, participants will create a project outline that will serve as the blueprint for the business plan to be developed over the year. The process is creative and provides a step-by-step approach to guide the development of a full project plan.

*Scholarship application available upon request; please contact


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Full Workshop Series Schedule:

Session 1: Project Visioning & Crop Planning
Saturday, February 17th, 8:30am – 5:00pm

Session 2: Greenhouse Production: Seeding, Transplanting & Marketing Crops
Saturday, March 17th, 8:30am – 5:00pm

Session 3: Dismantling Racism in the Food System – Intensive Leadership Training
*April dates TBD: Friday, 1:00pm-5:00pm; Saturday, 8:30am-5:00pm; Sunday, 9:00am-12:00pm

Session 4: Grow Your Farm: Learn to “Seed” Crops, Mushrooms & Soil
Saturday, June 9th, 8:30am – 4:00pm

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

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