Friday, January 23, 2015

Urban Agriculture Series

The 2015 Urban Agriculture Series is set to return on Saturday, February 14, 2015. This six week free event will be held at Blanton House, 700 Blanton Avenue, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You can RSVP to
Schedule of speakers include:

February 14:
Duron Chavis, Project Director of Virginia State University Indoor Farm
Sean Shepard, Co-Owner Backyard Farmers.

Topic: Economic opportunities and entrepreneurship in sustainable urban agriculture.

February 21:
Victoria Campbell, Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities Community Garden Coordinator
Kelly Deegan, Blue Bee Cider Horticulturist

Topic: How to grow vegetables and fruit organically.

February 28:
Ellen Shepard, Linwood Holton Elementary School School Garden
Kristi Orcutt, Bright Hope Farm

Topic: How to develop school gardens. How to raise goats and chickens in an urban environment.

March 7:
David Stover, Urban Apiary and Beekeeping
Arthur Kay, Environmental Scientist at Carverponics

Topic: The art of beekeeping. How to grow fish and hydroponic food to eat.

March 14:
Bruno Welsh, Founder of CompostRVA
Dennis Williams, Tricycle Gardens

Topic: Composting and growing worms.

March 21:
Cheryl Crawford, Virginia Cooperative Extension Service
Ana Edwards, Market Coordinator for Byrd House Farmers' Market

Topic: How to preserve foods and cooking what you grow.