The School for Urban Agriculture, a program offering specialized training in urban agriculture practices, and nonprofit management and community leadership around urban farming, is offering an eight-week course this winter.
Farming in the City is offered through both UW-Madison’s Farm and Industry Short Course (FISC 075-3) and the Soil Science Department (Soils 375). It is open to community members as well as UW and Short Course students. Participants will learn production and business practices of urban and peri-urban farming: land access, resource management, annual and perennial cropping systems, animal agriculture and business management, with an emphasis on food justice and social equity. It is taught by Marcia Caton Campbell of the Center for Resilient Cities.
This course meets on campus Tuesdays from 3:30-5:30pm, January 21-March 10. Details and registration information are at http://www.cias.wisc.edu/sua/.