This workshop will cover the unique opportunities and challenges in urban farming and large-scale gardening. The instructors will walk participants through farm and garden planning, design, implementation and evaluation. Participants will engage in hands-on learning with tools and supplies at Troy Farm. Topics will include:
- Securing land for farms and gardens
- Criteria for selecting and evaluating the suitability of a site
- Repairing a farm or garden site following previous land uses
- Determining needed physical infrastructure (greenhouses/hoop houses, sheds, fencing, etc.)
- Managing labor
The workshop will present the urban food production—from planting to post-harvest handling—drawing from two decades of food production at Troy Farm.
This workshop is part of the School for Urban Agriculture 2019 Summer Workshop Series. For details and registration, visit the School for Urban Agriculture website.