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UHCi 102: Intro to Organic Farming Workshops

Saturday, September 29, 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
September 29, October 13, October 20, and October 27 from 10am-4pm

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. These workshops are hands-on and do involve some heavy lifting/manual labor. 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

Dates: September 29, October 13, October 20, and October 27
Time: 10am-4pm
Cost: $94.00; $78.00 (see above for details)
Location: Teaching Farm behind Northside College Preparatory High School

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