The Ohio Master Urban Farmer Workshop Series is an intensive educational program developed by OSU Extension. It is part of the new Extension In the City program. This series of six evening workshops is designed to help individuals learn how to produce and market all kinds of food products in urban settings. While the workshop content will be introductory, individuals who already have some experience growing or marketing food products will benefit from participating. The cost of the entire program is just $90 per participant, which will include a course notebook, several books, light refreshments each evening and one free soil test. Successful graduates of the Ohio Master Urban Farmer program will also receive free technical support needed to start or expand a successful growing venture.
Some of the Topics to be covered are:
• Introduction to Urban Agriculture
• Soil Testing for Urban Sites
• Basic Plant Science
• Fruit Production in Urban Settings
• Business Planning for Gardens or any Urban Agriculture Project
• Food Safety & GAPS
• Harvest Timing • Tools & Storage
• And many more!