Tuesday, September 22, 2009

"From the Ground Up" Growing Power Workshop Weekend

We are so please to be able to announce our first workshop: “From the Ground Up”
A Workshop Weekend featuring MacArthur Fellow Will Allen & the Growing Power Regional Outreach Training Team.

November 14-15, 2009
Saturday: 8am-5pm, Sunday 9am-3pm
Cost(includes 5 meals): $275 early registration, $300 after Oct. 15th

Register at http://www.feeddenver.com/

This two-day, intensive, hands-on workshop will show how sustainable, healthy local food production can be developed in an urban setting with urban farming pioneer and winner of the MacArthur Foundation “genius grant,” Will Allen.

This training offers diverse groups the opportunity to learn, plan, develop, operate and sustain community food projects. Participants leave the workshop with improved skills that they can take back into their communities and pass on to others. These workshops are for both rural and urban projects.

Workshop breakout sessions may include:
Compost & Vermicompost · Aquaponics · Hoophouse Construction · Urban Animal Husbandry
Planning for Urban Agriculture · Community Project Design

Feed Denver: Urban Farms & Markets builds community-based urban greenhouse farms and markets
to improve year-round access to fresh food, create training opportunities and jobs for youth and adults,
support food production micro-enterprise all of which impact our local economy
while strengthening and securing the foodshed of Metropolitan Denver.

Hosting the Weekend: The Urban Farm at Stapleton is hosting this project. The largest 4H program in Colorado, TUF is an oasis in the city of Denver. On 23 acres this education center serves over 4,000 kids a year by introducing and engaging them with horses, cows, sheep, goats, llama, alpaca, chickens, turkeys and a few guinea fowl. Their mission is to improve the lives of children living in high-risk, urbanized neighborhoods by helping create a sense of positive self-regard and self-reliance, a strong work ethic, and hope.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So Will Allen and his crew are all flying here in jet airplanes when there are perfectly good teachers living right here in Colorado? How sustainable!