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September 30 - December 9, 2017: Urban Agriculture Certification Course (Petersburg, VA)

BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 30, 2017

10-week Course held each Saturday from September 30, 2017 to December 9, 2017

Classes are held from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Virginia State University • Randolph Farm and Randolph Farm Pavilion
4415 River Road • Petersburg, VA 23803

 

The course fee is $190 and includes instruction, labs, continental breakfast, and lunch.

 

APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP

 

Registration fee must be received by September 15, 2017 to confirm your participation.

Increase Your Competence and Marketability for a Career in Urban Agriculture


REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO 25 PARTICIPANTS

 

REGISTER NOW

 

Topics Include:
• Urban Farming on Small Acreage
• Food Deserts
• Sustainable Agriculture
• Permaculture
• Brownfields and Safe Gardening Practices
• Bio-Intensive Production
• Indoor agriculture - Aquaponics/Hydroponics
• High and Low Tunnel Production
• Backyard Rearing

 

Instruction is provided by Virginia State University and Virginia Tech University Extension and Research Faculty, Extension Agents and featured guest speakers.

NOTE: To complete the course you must attend all classes, complete all the module requirements, complete the 80 hours of apprenticeship and give a class seminar. If you are unable to complete the course there will be no refund of the registration fees.

 

This program is supported in part by the USDA/NIFA grant # 2015-38821-24339 Entitled “From Food Deserts to Agrihoods: Transforming Food Insecure Neighborhoods with Comprehensive Urban Agriculture Education.”

For more information, contact Dr. Leonard Githinji (lgithinji@vsu.edu ; 804-524-5962) or 
Ms. Cynthia Martin (cmartin@vsu.edu ; 804-524-5252).

 

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Agriculture and Natural Resources office at (804) 524-5960 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

 

 

COURSE OUTLINE: 

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56bb6533c2ea51c6431244f6/t/59972bbdcd0f682423bc5164/1503079358403/Urban+Ag.+Course+Outline_Fall+2017.pdf

 

APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP:

https://vsumarketing.typeform.com/to/Fwk5X3

The Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Program is a state-wide and coalition-based Extension program housed in Virginia Tech’s Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education. Funding was sponsored by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Award #2015-70017-22887. For more information, contact Kim Niewolny, Program Director and Extension Specialist, at niewolny@vt.edu or 540-231-5784.

 

For website updates, such as broken links, please contact Allyssa Mark, Program Associate.

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