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Greater Denver Urban Homesteading Group Message Board Meetup Announcements and News › “From the Ground Up” Workshop Weekend

“From the Ground Up” Workshop Weekend

Denver, CO
Post #: 22

“From the Ground Up” Workshop Weekend
featuring MacArthur Fellow Will Allen
& the Growing Power Regional Outreach Training Team

This two-day, intensive, hands-on workshop will show how sustainable, healthy local food production can be developed in an urban setting with urban farming pioneer and winner of the MacArthur Foundation “genius grant,” Will Allen.

This training offers diverse groups the opportunity to learn, plan, develop, operate and sustain community food projects. Participants leave the workshop with improved skills that they can take back into their communities and pass on to others. These workshops are for both rural and urban projects.

Workshop breakout sessions will include:
Compost & Vermicompost • Aquaponics • Hoophouse Construction
Year-Round Greenhouse Production • Urban Animal Husbandry
Planning for Urban Agriculture • Community Project Design

For more information, contact Feed Denver at info ( at )
November 14-15, 2009
Saturday: 8am-5pm, Sunday 9am-3pm
Cost*(includes 5 meals): $300
Register at

The Urban Farm at Stapleton is hosting this project. The largest 4H program in Colorado, TUF is an oasis in the city of Denver. On 23 acres this education center serves over 4,000 kids a year by introducing and engaging them with horses, cows, sheep, goats, pigs, llama, alpaca, chickens, turkeys and a few guinea fowl. Their mission is to improve the lives of children living in high-risk, urbanized neighborhoods by helping create a sense of positive self-regard and self-reliance, a strong work ethic, and hope.
Please open attachments for details regarding the event and a fundraising dinner with Will Allen.
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