Want to learn how to grow your own food or raise chickens in your backyard? How about expanding your interest to the growth of your own urban farming business?|
Pinellas County Extension’s Urban Farming Small-to-Large will cover everything from the backyard to the market on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The urban farming conference - the first of its kind in Pinellas County, will be held at Pinellas County Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. The conference fee is $7.50 for the morning or afternoon sessions, and $12 for the full day.
Urban farming promotes self-sufficiency, sustainable living and the efficient use of space. Learn the latest trends in hydroponic vegetable gardening, backyard chickens and integrated pest management - the economic control of pests with minimal environmental impact.
The morning sessions, geared to homeowners and commercial farmers, includes:
• Overview of hydroponic systems
The afternoon schedule with a focus on commercial urban farming includes:
• Chickens 101
• Integrated pest management
• Getting started, business planning and cost analysis
Space is limited— to register for this event call (727) 582-2100 then press 2, or visit the link below to register.
• Cottage industry regulations and marketing
• Protected agriculture practices