Community Food System “From the Ground Up” Workshops
the Ground Up! Workshops are intensive, hands-on trainings offering
diverse groups the opportunity to learn, plan, develop, operate, and
sustain community food projects. Project participants leave the
workshop with improved skills that they can take back into
their communities and pass on to others. These
workshops are for both rural and urban projects. Only one workshop
opportunity left for 2013! Click here for two-day workshop details.
be aware no video recordings are allowed.
Weekend Workshops :
3-Day Aquaponic Workshops -
(Must Pre-Register Online)
intensive hands-on workshop focused exclusively on aquaponic and urban
aquaculture training. Topics include system design, water
chemistry, fish husbandry, and plant selection. These workshops
begin on Friday, the day before the standard 2-day workshop and
participants will not have an opportunity to participate in the other
breakout sessions. Click
here for aquaponic workshop
details. Please be aware no video recordings are allowed.
Madison Workshop, June 1, 2013
for Workshops with Eventbrite.
ticket fee is charged by Event Brite. You
have the option to pay by check or cash.
for the 2-Day Workshop: $375.00
for the 3-Day Aquaponic Workshop: $500.00
POLICY: No Refunds
You can change your registration date
or transfer your registration to another person the weekend of
registration. We have a no refund policy. No exceptions.
Application - for the 2-Day
Weekend and Aquaponics Workshops only.
us for a one day intensive workshop to be held in
Madison. This workshop will take place at the Resilience Research
Center on June 1st from 9AM to 6PM.
this innovative approach to sustainable crop production.
Develop a comprehensive and sustainable growing system that can grow
food year-round without heat! During this workshop, participants
will learn hands-on how to construct and maintain a worm bin.
Turn your worm castings into cash by creating a value-added product for
your farm. The
training also includes building indoor, small scale compost system and
how to maintain outdoor, small and large scale systems.
House Construction: Learn how to build a Hoop Greenhouse using
innovative and cheap construction methods.
how to build indoor fish and plant systems for food production.
Participants will set up a small scale aquaponics system
Learn the A to Z of micro-green production! In this hands-on class, we
will engage in the seeding, harvesting, washing and packing of micro
and leafy greens, with a follow up discussion on how to market the
product. We will also touch on other year-round hoop-house and
greenhouse production. This is a great way to round out your farm
operation and bring in profit and food security all year-round.
participants responsible for their own transportation. Registration,
the tour, lunch, and the workshop will all be held at the Resilience
– 9:00am ~ Registration
– 11:30am ~ Workshop Breakout Sessions
12:15pm ~ Hoop House Luncheon. Enjoy
sandwiches and refreshments provided by our MLK Café & Food
6:00pm ~ Workshop Breakout Sessions
lf you are
interested in attending this workshop, please register through Eventbrite.
Click here to register!
Power - Growing Farmers Series
Agriculture 2013 Program / Learn More Here
you are ready to start your own urban farm or you work for an organization farming in an urban environment,
the Commercial Urban Agriculture Program is program for you. The
course is a series of five, three–day weekend seminars, January
through May (participants are expected to attend and participate in all
five, three-day sessions). The program begins on Friday and
continues on Saturday mornings with small class meetings.
Participants then move into hands-on learning on Saturday afternoon and
Sunday. During this time, attendees
concentrate on skill building focused on the participant’s
individual farming business.
Training Dates (participants are expected to attend all
11-13th, February 15-17th, March 15-17th, April 19-21st, May 17-19th
$2,750 for entire course
Pay for Commercial Urban Ag
POLICY: No Refund Policy
Growing Power workshop is an intensive, hands-on, training workshop at
the Milwaukee facility. This workshop offers diverse groups the
opportunity to learn, plan, develop, operate, and sustain community
food projects. Project participants leave the workshop with improved
skills that they can take to their communities and pass on to others.
This workshop is appropriate for both rural and urban projects.
for the 2013 Commercial Urban Agriculture Program are closed.
Please check back for the 2014 Program
Farmer Training Program
all-inclusive farmer training program is
for the serious beginning farmer. The goal of this program
build the sustainable farming skills of new and beginning farmers or
farmers transitioning to sustainable methods. Trainees may enter
program on a rolling basis throughout the year and will be provided
housing, and intensive, in-the-field training. Program
are expected to commit a minimum of 6 days minimum of 48 hours per
week, for six weeks, including weekends and evenings engaged in the skills of growing soil, composting,
hoophouse construction & building raised beds.
learn the basics of organic waste collection, composting, vermiculture,
vermi-composting, and resourcefulness. Healthy soil is the
healthy and productive crops.
learn how to extend the growing season for cool climates by
affordable hoop-houses, including troubleshooting and diverse
methods. Learn innovative and sustainable methods for
hoop-house during the cooler seasons, November – March.
Bed growing –
learn how to build nutrient-rich, raised beds for productive and
growing. Raised beds require minimal maintenance and produce
$6,000 includes housing
Apply for this program here.
Please contact email@example.com
Headquarters: 5500 W. Silver Spring Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53218
414.527.1546 / Fax 414.527.1908
Warehouse/Admin: 13111 W. Silver Spring Drive, Butler, WI 53007
262.439.6140 / Fax 262.439.6141
Projects Office: 3333 S. Iron Street, Chicago, IL 60608