Be Your Own Farmer!

Be Your Own Farmer!

A 10-week urban food production course for gardeners of all levels

As we spend the dark part of the year giving thanks for the abundance we’ve received and planning and dreaming for the coming year, The Farmhouse is offering another session of our popular Be Your Own Farmer course.

Based in principles from Permaculture  and organic agriculture, this ten week course takes you through the process of planning and designing an intensive food production system to suit your own individual urban space, working with your needs, goals, and resources.  We’ll start with system design and principles for sustainable closed-system production, and learn about soil fertility, nutrient and water cycling, crop plant families and crop rotation, and making the best use of urban resources and infrastructure.  You’ll leave with a complete design and planting plan that meets your specific needs and goals, and the knowledge to execute it, learn from it, and evolve it over the coming seasons.

The course will run on Thursday evenings starting January 15th, from 7.00 until 9.30, and is offered on a pay-what-you-feel basis; this means that you decide how much you want to pay, based on the time and effort that went into designing and offering the course, what you think it’s worth to you, and your own personal situation.  The suggested donation ranges from $150 to $300 for the ten week course, and goes to keeping the Farmhouse Farm operating.

About our farm:  The Farmhouse Farm is an urban micro-farm, serving five families with organic vegetables delivered weekly by bicycle, May till October.  More than just a business, our farm is about modelling solutions for creating sustainable food systems within sustainable local economic structures.  We believe in independent and autonomous communities of fair exchange, based in shared ecological and social values.  We recognize that we are on unceded land, and acknowledge the Musqueam nation on whose traditional territory we are located.

For more information or to register, contact farmhousefarm(at)gmail(dot)com


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