Explore what it takes to be successful on an urban farm! This workshop series features proven, essential components for ensuring farm viability.
Workshops are $10 per session or $60 for the whole series. Scholarships are available to help defray the cost of the workshops. To request a scholarship please email [email protected]
with the subject line “Cultivate Baltimore scholarship request.”
Session 4: July 12, 6-8 pm: Community Engaged Farming
—Eric Jackson of Black Yield Institute will speak about Community Engaged Farming at this session.
More details are forthcoming for additional upcoming sessions. Further information will be listed here… and at futureharvestcasa.org as dates, speakers, and locations are finalized. Please email [email protected]
with any questions.
This program is a collaborative effort between Future Harvest CASA, University of Maryland Extension, and the Farm Alliance of Baltimore. Additional partners include several agricultural professionals and successful farmers in Baltimore, including graduates of Future Harvest CASA’s Beginner Farmer Training Program.
The University of Maryland Extension is an Equal Opportunity Employers and provides Equal Access Programs.
Additional Sessions Include:
Session 2: May 15, 4-7 pm: Soil Health & Weed Management
—Come to this hands-on, on-farm workshop to learn how to assess and improve your farm’s soil and hear tips about how to reduce weed pressure with speaker Dr. Andrew Ristvey, UMD Extension. Bring two cups of your soil or growth medium for a free pH and salinity test.
— Location: Boone Street Farm, 2100 Boone Street, Baltimore MD, 21218. Register: bit.ly/CultivateBaltimoreTIX18
Session 3: June 14, 5-7pm: Accessing Land in Baltimore City
—We will start with a facilitated discussion for urban farmers about land access and land tenure challenges and opportunities. Then we will bring in a panel to enrich the discussion, including Maya Kosok, the urban farmer of Hillen Homestead; Abby Cocke, from the Baltimore Office of Sustainability; and Becky Witt, from the Community Law Center.
Session 5: August: Small Farm Equipment
Session 6: October: Marketing Your Farm & Building a Brand