Learn to Farm Sustainably in Your Own Backyard
This popular program offers eight classes that cover everything you need to know about urban farming, from soil prep to harvesting your produce. Classes begin each year starting in February. If you are interested in enrolling or have questions about the program, contact our fabulous Urban Farmer Colleen Owen: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (503) 315-1055
Why Urban Farming?
The food we choose to consume, and the way that food is grown, directly affects our bodies and the planet. By eating and growing healthful, organic food, we take an important step toward a more sustainable lifestyle. Urban farming uses minimal space to produce delicious, natural produce that you and your family can feel good about growing and eating.
What You Get
We start you off with seeds, a space in our glasshouse and community garden, and a professional instructor. We keep our classes small so that you can learn in a fun and relaxed environment. Most of all, these classes give you the knowledge and ability to apply what you learn to your own garden at home!
What you learn
Our classes cover everything you need to know about the following topics:
Planning a Vegetable Garden
Seeds – Selecting Seeds and Starting Them Organically
Companion Planting and Beneficial Bugs
Plant Propagation & Herbs
Extending Your Growing Season
Harvesting & Preserving
Dates and Pricing
Classes are generally held on the first and third Saturdays, February through May from 10:00 am to Noon.
All prices include all 8 classes, seeds, and space in our greenhouse and community garden
Individual Fees: $130
Couple Package (with shared materials): $180
Parent and Child Special (age 9-17): $140
Saturday, February 3, 2018: Class Introduction: Planning a Vegetable Garden
Saturday, February 17, 2018: Beneficial Bugs for Your Garden & Companion Planting
Saturday, March 10, 2018: Seed Swap - We provide seeds for all participants
Saturday, March 24, 2018: Soils: The Foundation for a Great Garden
Saturday, April 7, 2018: Vegetable Gardening: Tips and Hands-On Starting Seeds in Glasshouse
Saturday, April 21, 2018: Organic Fertilizers and More Hands-On Planting Tme
Saturday, May 5, 2018: What to do With Your Harvest
Saturday, May 19, 2018: Fall Gardening to Extend Your Growing Season & Cover Crops
Urban Farmer: Colleen Owen
In addition to being the instructor for the Urban farming classes, Colleen is in charge of maintaining the greenhouses year-round at the Pringle Creek Community and caring for the orchards. Colleen has a master gardener certification, and 11 years of retail nursery experience. In her spare time, Colleen likes to do photography and read.