Friday, February 21, 2014

Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities Announces Urban Agriculture Classes

Join the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Communitiy Facilities for the Urban Agriculture Learning Series.  Classes are scheduled to begin on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. 

The full schedule is listed below.

February 22:  
    Duron Chavis of Happy Natural Day presenting “Economic Impacts of Urban Farming
    Victoria Campbell presenting “Preparing the Urban Land for Crop Production

March 1:
    David Stover presenting “Beekeeping”  
    Jan Thomas of the Richmond Tree Stewards presenting “Caring for Your Fruit Trees

March 8:
    Ellen Shepard of Lynwood Holton Elementary presenting “Developing School Gardens
    Lisa Taranto of Keelona Farm presenting “Organic Insect Control

March 15:
    Kristi Orcutt from Lewis Ginter Botanical GardensHow to Get Your Garden to Grow
    Sean Sheppard of Backyard Farmers presenting “Sustainable Agriculture as an Entrepreneurial Opportunity” 

 March 22:
    Bruno Welsh of CompostRVA with “Composting
    Cheryl Crawford with “Fundamentals of Preserving Your Garden Crops

 March 29:
    John Lewis of Renew Richmond presenting “Vermiculture –Worms
   Ana Edwards presenting “Cooking What You Grow