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The Fall 2017 course has reached capacity and registration is closed.

10-week Course held each Saturday from September 30, 2017 to December 9, 2017

Virginia State University • Randolph Farm and Randolph Farm Pavilion
4415 River Road • Petersburg, VA 23803

Classes are held from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The course fee is $190 and includes instruction, labs, continental breakfast, and lunch.


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Increase Your Competence and Marketability for a Career in Urban Agriculture

Topics Include:
• Urban Farming on Small Acreage
• Food Deserts
• Sustainable Agriculture
• Permaculture
• Brownfields and Safe Gardening Practices
• Bio-Intensive Production
• Indoor agriculture - Aquaponics/Hydroponics
• High and Low Tunnel Production
• Backyard Rearing

Instruction is provided by Virginia State University and Virginia Tech University Extension and Research Faculty, Extension Agents and featured guest speakers.

NOTE: To complete the course you must attend all classes, complete all the module requirements, complete the 80 hours of apprenticeship and give a class seminar. If you are unable to complete the course there will be no refund of the registration fees.

This program is supported in part by the USDA/NIFA grant # 2015-38821-24339 Entitled “From Food Deserts to Agrihoods: Transforming Food Insecure Neighborhoods with Comprehensive Urban Agriculture Education.”

For more information, contact Dr. Leonard Githinji (lgithinji@vsu.edu ; 804-524-5962) or
Ms. Cynthia Martin (cmartin@vsu.edu ; 804-524-5252).

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Agriculture and Natural Resources office at (804) 524-5960 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.