Stiletto Gardener and Growing Power Urban Agriculture Weekend Event: July 15 - 17, 2011

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Meet  - - Will Allen, CEO of Growing Power

Columbus, OH

July 15 - 17, 2011


3  Day Workshop The goal of this workshop is to enable more Urban and Backyard Farmers and to grow and sell commercially, growlocal grown produces.   


Living Biological Worm Systems:  An Innovative Approach to Sustainable Production Learn how to develop a comprehensive and sustainable growing system where food can grow year-round without heat  

Vericulture: Learn how to construct and maintain a worm bin, how to use vermin-compost for fertilizer and making money, and how vermin-compost, along with plants, remediate the soil. 

Composting: Learn how to build indoor/small scale compost systems, and design and maintain outdoor/small and large scale systems.  Discuss collection of waste streams in the city or on the farm. 

Essential Gardening and Hoop House Building: Learn how to develop and maintain your garden, irrigation methods, seeds and transplanting, container gardening, raised bed gardening, and extended season growing.

Aquaculture/Aquaponics: Learn how to build indoor fish and plant systems for food production. Participants will set up a small scale Aqua-ponics system and learn how to maintain and monitor- tilapia fish production   in a closed loop/natural

Hands on, training workshop offering di-verse groups the opportunity to learn, plan, develop, operate, and sustain community food projects. Project participants will leave the workshop with improved skills that they can take back into their communities and pass on to others.  

We encourage you to bring several members of your group or operation to these workshops if you are interested in multiple topics; this is especially helpful if you are a member of a train-ing or outreach organization.  

These workshops put organizations, pro-jects, and food producers in touch with each other to help build collaborations and long-term, sustainable partnerships.  

Please come prepared to get your hands dirty! Leave your dress shoes at home and wear your farmer duds – this is not a dressy training event.. Bring work shoes, warm layers of clothing – the greenhouses are very warm and it can be very cold outside. Work-shops often take place in both setting .

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