- By Tembila Covington
- Posted Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Sign Up on the Waitlist Today for the Next Urban Farm School
The urban farm school is an educational program that trains interested persons living in vulnerable communities how to develop urban market gardens. Participants learn how to grow in season and how to sell at farmers markets in order to increase household income. Students commit to taking classes two days out of the week for 12 weeks. They learn about the science of agriculture, experience hands on practices in urban farming, basic urban farm business planning, and selling at farmers markets. At the completion of the Urban Farm School, students earn a certificate of completion, gain work skills in gardening, safe produce handling and marketing. The end result is that Urban Farm School students develop their own food systems where they have access to healthy foods for their families and neighborhoods.
We invite interested persons to place their names on the waitlist to the upcoming Urban Farm School. Please click on this link https://tinyurl.com/ybnuhjad then submit, and you will soon be notified when the applications are available. Thank you for your interest in the Urban Farm School program. For more information please contact the Urban Agriculture Program Assistant at the NC Cooperative Extension Forsyth Center at 336-703-2859.