SPIN (Small plot intensive) Farming: Learn to grow money!
Thursday, January 2, 2014 10:29 AM
Our upcoming workshop was highlighted in the Suncoast News! Our class will be held in the Kinship Urban Farm at the West Pasco Habitat for Humanity. http://suncoastnews.com/su/list/news-pasco/suncoast-co-op-adds-chickens-expansions-to-garden[masked]/#sthash.K5sP20Rr.gbpl
100% of the cost of class goes to Habitat for Humanity. The Habitat is setting up with the Suncoast Co-op Kinship Urban Farm a working farm in urban space teaching people how to grow food to help break the poverty and end food insecurity cycle in West Pasco. $60 for 4 hour workshop. 2 for 1- Bring a friend or partner for free! $30 for Suncoast co-op members ($25 yearly fee 1/2 on all workshop events).
Permaculture Designer Eric Stewart will teach a step by step course on how to grow food anywhere to earn money. Using the SPIN (Small Plot Intensive) system Eric will break down how you can earn money out of as little as a 2 foot x 25 foot area or plan an acre or more property to earn income from sustainable organic agriculture.
Eric Stewart has been a Gardener for the past 7 years in Florida receiving a Permaculture design certification in 2011, in 2010 he helped consult on the converting 1/2 acre of parking lot behind the West Pasco Habitat into an edible oasis known as Kinship Urban Farm now where the class will be hosted. Volunteering with the Habitat the past few months raising vegetable production for the season.
Cost of the 3 hour course is $60 ($30 Half Off if you are a member of the Suncoast co-op). You will receive a garden packet full of information, garden planning material, and resources for selling your produce. We will teach you everything you need to earn the course money back and then some. No one will be turned down because of lack of money, if you cannot afford the cost message or talk with us and we will work with you in exchange for volunteering.
What will you learn?
*Growing Soil- Composting, vermiculture, and a variety of ways to grow your own soil for cheap or free.
*Understanding soil: What is PH? Macro nutrients and Micro nutrients that plants need.
* When to Plant- What seasons and plants can you grow throughout the year?
*Where to get heirloom organic seeds for cheap or free
*Garden planning- group exercise in planning your garden
*Pest control - Identify, deter, and manage pests with natural methods
*How much to water- Learn affordable ways of maximizing your dollar and water use.
*Natural Fertilizers- learn cheap or free natural fertilizers to amend your garden and maximize yield.
*Harvest - Taking your food to market and the multiple avenues for sale throughout the Tampa bay area.
"Growing your own food is like printing money" Ron Finley L.A. Gardener
Please RSVP so we know how many garden packets to put together ahead of time. Please bring a chair, pen, something to write on, and your own lunch. We will have beverages and snacks available for people.
For questions or more information feel free to call[masked] or email [address removed]