Forsyth County Urban Farm School Course

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Are you considering starting a small produce farm in Forsyth County?

Forsyth County Urban Farm School is an intensive 12 week class for individuals motivated to start a business growing and selling produce.

Urban Farm School in Forsyth County is an opportunity for adult students to learn about creating and running a small market garden or urban farm. This hands-on training program offers economic opportunity for participants across Forsyth County communities while increasing involvement and access to local, healthy foods.

A young man inspects the Urban Farm School tent.

APPLY NOW for the 2024 Class

About the class:

This 12-week hands-on course takes students through soil preparation, seeding, transplanting, food safety, harvest and finally to sale of their produce. The class will meet twice a week for 12 weeks between March and June. Topics covered include site selection, soil health, crop selection/establishment, production mapping, irrigation, fertility management, integrated pest and disease management, business planning, pre-/post harvest produce safety, and direct to consumer marketing. Students are responsible for attending classroom and field sessions during which they will establish and maintain field plots with spring crops.

A person plants seed in a row labeled Carrot.

Take a look at this Program Flyer to read more about what the course has to offer.

Hear from Past Students

PARTICIPATE:

The 2024 Forsyth County Urban Farm School starts up in March- READ ABOUT THIS YEAR’S PROGRAM AND APPLY NOW!

Application Deadline: Monday, February 19th, 2024

For inquiries about the program, please reach out to Celine Richard, Horticulture Agent (cvrichar@ncsu.edu).