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UHCi 102. Intro to Organic Farming Workshop Series June 2012

Saturday, June 16, 2012 · 9:30 AM

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UHC Urban Agriculture Series

Become a professional or backyard farmer by joining Urban Habitat Chicago for our hands-on organic farming workshops. Experienced ecological designer and urban farmer Michael Repkin will guide you through the most critical topics in organic agriculture and give you the tools to effectively manage your own garden, or optimize your urban farm. For beginning and experienced farmers.

102 INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIC FARMING
Saturdays June 16, 23, 30 and July 7, 2012

This course series provides participants with the knowledge, skill and ability to grow basic food, fuel and fiber crops. Topics include safety, construction, fertilization, seeding and transplanting, growth and maintenance, and harvesting. The 3-hour class meets every Saturday morning for four weeks, excluding holidays. Attendees are welcome to stay on site for the afternoon to practice their new skills. This four-season course is the prerequisite for our advanced and seasonal agricultural courses.

Instructor Mike Repkin has 25 years of growing experience, from the Midwest to the Bahamas. He has a background in microbiology from Walter Reed Military Medical Center, and has lectured extensively on environmental topics and human life support - the art and science of restoring a habitable planet.

Series Cost: $94.00 for non-members ; $78.00 for UHC members

(Click here for Membership info. Already a Member? Email events@urbanhabitatchicago.org for your discount code.)

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TOPICS

Safety
Construction
Fertilization
Seeding and Transplanting
Growth and Maintenance
Harvesting

Join us on-site afterward until 4pm for an optional farming work day with other UHC volunteers.

Date: Saturdays during June 16, 23, 30 and July 7, 2012
Time: 09:30am-12:30 pm
Coast: $94.00; $78.00 (see above for details)
Location: Teaching Farm behind Northside College Preparatory High School

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Eventbrite - INTRO TO ORGANIC URBAN FARMING June-July 2012

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