Windy City Harvest Short Courses in Sustainable Urban Agriculture

The Chicago Botanic Garden’s urban agriculture education and jobs-training initiative Windy City Harvest is offering short courses in sustainable urban agriculture. Classes range from 4-12 weeks, on Saturdays from 9am-noon or 1pm-3pm. Tuition cost is income-based between $150-$600. Edible Landscaping …

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Windy City Harvest 14 Week Certificates!

This fall, Windy City Harvest will be offering four 14 week programs.  All courses are based out of the Arturo Velasquez Institute at 2800 S Western Ave, but may include field trips to other sites. Saturdays, 9am to 1pm, September …

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Building Healthy Soil

Learn about composting, vermicomposting, cover cropping, and other soil-building techniques. This workshop will cover soil testing and pH for vegetable crops. Healthy soil is the key to healthy plants! This workshop is instructed by Joan Hopkins, 2007 Windy City Harvest …

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Small Farm Season Extension @ Windy City Harvest

Learn how to extend your spring or fall growing season to 9-months or even year round production. Explore what crops and varieties perform best in Chicago. Specific techniques will be covered, such as using row cover, building simple low tunnels …

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Windy City Harvest: Home-Scale Aquaponics

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Arturo Velasquez Institute Greenhouse Andy McGhee, Windy City Harvest aquaponics coordinator

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Windy City Harvest: Excel for Small Farm Crop Planning

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Arturo Velasquez Institute Greenhouse Erin Matson, Windy City Harvest apprenticeship instructor $39 This workshop will cover how to utilize Excel to plan out a season of continuous annual vegetable crop production on your small farm or community garden plot. A …

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Windy City Harvest: Small Farm Season Extension

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Arturo Velasquez Institute Greenhouse Britt Calendo, Windy City Harvest PCC wellness farm coordinator. $39 Learn how to extend your spring or fall growing season to 9-months or even year round production. Explore what crops and varieties perform best in Chicago. …

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Windy City Harvest: Pest & Disease Control

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Arturo Velasquez Institute Greenhouse Rosario Maldonado, Sales Coordinator, WCH Apprenticeship & Corps $39 Have you had troubles with pests getting to your crops before you can? Learn how to take preventative measures to make sure you do not invite pests …

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Windy City Harvest: Edible Container Gardening

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Arturo Velasquez Institute Greenhouse Darius Jones, McCormick Place Rooftop Farm Coordinator, WCH Apprenticeship & Corps $39 Grow vegetables and herbs on your patio, roof, balcony or porch! This workshop covers: picking your site, types of containers, crops and varieties that …

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Windy City Harvest: Building Healthy Soil

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Arturo Velasquez Institute Greenhouse Erin Matson, Windy City Harvest apprenticeship instructor $39 Learn about composting, vermicomposting, cover cropping, and other soil-building techniques. This workshop will cover soil testing and pH for vegetable crops. Healthy soil is the key to healthy …

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