Growing the Grange: Skill-Building Workshops for the Urban Farmer

Posted by on April 13, 2009

Growing the Grange

Friday, May 22, 2009 starting at 8:30am
at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education


A skill-building, hands-on workshops for the regional farming community. Expert practitioners will lead the sessions: you can attend as many or as few sessions as you like.

Workshops offered include:
– Seed saving with George Devault of Seed Saver’s Exchange
– Hoop house construction with Bill Lamont, Penn State Horticulture Department
– Small space farming with Dave Zelov, Weavers Way Farmer
– Business planning
– and more

Register early to guarantee your space:

Fee: $10 partial day or $15 full day.

Lunch included!
(scholarships available)

Of related interest: How Can We Feed Philadelphia? May 21st, 6:30 pm at the Academy of Natural Sciences, Urban Sustainability Forum. This special session on Urban Agriculture will feature guests from Sustain London and Milwaukee who will share examples of their successful initiatives and policy models that promote urban agriculture. The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP visit

“Growing the Grange” is sponsored by:
City Parks Association of Philadelphia
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
Penn State Extension
This program is supported with funding from the Claneil Foundation

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