AGR-302 Intensive Introduction to Urban Commercial Agriculture
In this intensive course, you will be taught strategies for planning and designing an ecologically-sound urban farm, based on your needs, goals, and resources. Starting with the basic principles of sustainable farming, this course will touch on crop and soil science, composting, resource management and farm business planning. Also, you will be taught food safety regulations and strategies needed to know to prepare produce for sale.
Schedule: 9 sessions from January 24th – March 28th on Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m (No class March 14th)
Price: $583 (includes a $466 lab fee, does not include $20 registration fee)
Help ECO City Farms cultivate a more food secure and healthier Prince George’s County in 2018! Make a year-end gift to support ECO and partner with us in our shared vision of building a sustainable and equitable food system, one healthy neighborhood at a time.
ECO City Farms is a not-for-profit, multicultural, inter-generational, Certified Naturally Grown, urban teaching farm in Prince George’s County, MD. We intensively cultivate vegetables, herbs, fruit and micro-greens. We promote and actively create food security and equity, healthy eating and active living, along with a new generation of urban farmers.
We envision a just, vigorous and sustainable food system in the Chesapeake foodshed with ample fertile soil, quality environments, livable incomes and decent working conditions for farmers and food workers, and nutritious high quality food for all.
ECO City Farms grows nutrient-rich vegetables, herbs and fruit in places where good food is scarce and sell it directly to community members through affordable weekly farm shares, on-farm stands and at the Riverdale Park Farmers Market. We also increase the amount of good and affordable food available by distributing sustainably grown produce from other small farmers. We compost food waste, using natural processes and thousands of worms, to rebuild healthy soil and restore the environment. We teach about nutrition and cooking to increase the desire for good food and an understanding of its health benefits. We advocate for a revitalized local and just food system, and partner with government, schools, other nonprofits, business and others to improve life for all in our community.
ECO City Farms provides its working class inner beltway Prince George’s County and the District of Columbia neighbors with with locally-grown, healthy and nutrient-rich vegetables and herbs. We are a cornerstone of the Port Towns’ Community Health Partnership, a collaborative effort to ensure that local area residents have full access to healthy food and enhanced opportunities for active living. We are also part of Place Matters, a national effort that works to eliminate racial and socioeconomic inequalities in health.