Growing Power Urban Gardening Workshop in Denver, Colorado

Feed Denver: Urban Farms & Markets 10200 Smith Road, Denver, CO 80239 303-513-7548, info@feeddenver.com, www.FeedDenver.com “From the Ground Up” Workshop Weekend featuring  MacArthur Fellow Will Allen & the Growing Power Regional Outreach Training Team November 14-15, 2009 Saturday: 8am-5pm, Sunday 9am-3pm Cost(includes 5 meals):  $275 early registration, $300 after Oct. 15th SPECIAL: FIRST 30 REGISTRATIONS GET “EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM” PRICE OF $200! Register at www.FeedDenver.com This two-day, intensive, hands-on workshop will show how sustainable, healthy local food production can be developed in an urban setting with urban farming pioneer and winner of the MacArthur Foundation “genius grant,” Will Allen. This training offers diverse groups the opportunity to learn, plan, develop, operate and sustain community food projects.  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.

Workshop breakout sessions may include: Compost & Vermicompost •  Aquaponics •  Hoophouse Construction • Urban Animal Husbandry Planning for Urban Agriculture •  Community Project Design Feed Denver: Urban Farms & Markets builds community-based urban greenhouse farms and markets to improve year-round access to fresh food, create training opportunities and jobs for youth and adults, support food production micro-enterprise all of which impact our local economy while strengthening and securing the foodshed of Metropolitan Denver. www.FeedDenver.com Hosting the Weekend:  The Urban Farm at Stapleton is hosting this project.  The largest  4H program in Colorado, TUF is an oasis in the city of Denver.  On 23 acres this education center serves over 4,000 kids a year by introducing and engaging them with horses, cows, sheep, goats, llama, alpaca, chickens, turkeys and a few guinea fowl.  Their mission is to improve the lives of children living in high-risk, urbanized neighborhoods by helping create a sense of positive self-regard and self-reliance, a strong work ethic, and hope. www.theurbanfarm.org

1 Comment on Growing Power Urban Gardening Workshop in Denver, Colorado

  1. I would love to learn asap. This is very powerful. Thank you for sharing this knowledge to all kids. Knowledge is power.

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