Monday, December 23, 2013

Soil Born Farms Grow Your Groceries farmer training course!

Soil Born Farms Grow Your Groceries farmer training course is starting its third session in March.   This course is designed to provide the new and aspiring grower with the tools and knowledge necessary to produce food sustainably in small spaces, and to start a successful farm-based business.

Pre-register for our Open House & Orientation at http://growyourgroceries.eventbrite.com


The Urban Farmer track includes:
-          Fourteen classes on production skills and business topics
-          Three educational visits to local organic farms
-          Twenty hands-on field hours at Soil Born Farms American River Ranch and the Farm on Hurley Way
-          One-on-one technical assistance on production, marketing, business, and legal issues

The Home Gardener course consists of eleven seasonally-aligned classes and runs from October through August 2015 to support home, school and community gardeners in producing abundant produce all year long.

We’re holding two FREE Open House events about this course on

Saturday, February 15, 2pm-4pm
Saturday, February 22, 2pm-4pm

At these events, you will:
-learn about what the Grow Your Groceries program has to offer
-take an introductory mini-soil class from Soil Born Farms Founder & Co-Director, Shawn Harrison
-tour the American River Ranch
-enjoy farm-fresh appetizers
-take home free seeds and growing resources

Pre-register early to reserve your space!


Or email sbarnes@soilborn.org for more information!