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  • Subject: [cg] This sounds like it might be good
  • From: JSBMH2@aol.com
  • Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 15:45:37 EST

I am taking the liberty of forwarding the body of this e-mail from Heifer International to the list. This sounds like it might be a good one.

John Herndon
Village Green Community Garden
Norman, Oklahoma

Growing Power

Youth, Elders, Farmers, Activists, Teachers, government employees, business people, restaurateurs, funders, and everyone else to…

The 2003
Grow Your Community Food System From the Ground Up
A Two-Day, Hands-On, Training Workshop

Saturday 8 am  Sunday 2pm

February 15
th and 16th
February 22nd and 23rd
April 26th and 27th
May 3rd and 4th

The Growing Power Community Food Center
5500 W. Silver Spring Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53218
TEL: (414) 527-1546
FAX: (414) 527-1908
EMAIL:  <tammy@growingpower.org>

COST:  $200 (includes 5 meals, instruction and materials) Pre-registration is required. Contact us with the dates you have selected. The $200 fee is payable when you attend the workshop.

We urge groups to send more than one representative to ensure training is passed on
 to the community back home.

Grow Your Community Food System
is an intensive, hands on, training workshop offering diverse groups the opportunity to learn, plan, develop, operate, and sustain community food system projects.  Project participants leave the workshop with improved skills they can take back to their communities to pass on to others.  These workshops are for both rural and urban projects.

These workshops put organizations, projects, and food producers in touch with each other to help build collaborations and long-term, sustainable partnerships.

Meals are a very important aspect of the two days.  Sustainable, small family farmers produce the food. 

Workshop subjects include: ·       Community Project Design: Learn strategies to ecologically, politically and economically sustain your community food systems project including Community Food Centers. Develop an effective action plan incorporating steps for executing a site survey and methods for implementation.·       Vermiculture: Learn how to construct and maintain a worm bin, how to use vermicompost for fertilizer and making money, and how vermicompost, along with plants, remediates soil.·       Aquaculture/Aquaponics: Learn how to build indoor fish and plant systems for food production. ·       Bee-Keeping: Learn how to build and maintain a hive, and harvest honey. ·       Composting: Learn how to build indoor/small scale compost systems, and design and maintain outdoor/small and large-scale systems.  Discuss collection of waste streams in the city.·       Essential Gardening: Learn how to develop and maintain your garden, irrigation methods, seeds and transplanting, container gardening, raised bed gardening, and extended season growing. ·       Marketing: Learn strategies to market your products and programs, such as Farmers Markets, Box programs, and Community Supported Agriculture Farms (CSA). Learn about wholesale vs. retail pricing and marketing, and ways to pack and package your products.·       Animal Health Learn proper breeding, nutrition, and environment for animals in your project. Develop a plan for species selection that creates a rich, healthy environment for you and your animals, while obtaining food security and a healthy, high quality animal food product.·       Youth Leadership (FEB. 22-23 ONLY) Youth interns from The Food Project, a nationally recognized community systems organization in Lincoln, MA, will offer youth and adults who work with youth, the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities that will strengthen their own leadership skills and help them to promote and support leadership development in others.

8 am            registration and breakfast
9 am    introductions

10am    tour the Community Food Center
12pm    lunch
1pm             workshops
3pm             break/snacks
5pm             guest speaker
6pm             dinner
8:30            breakfast
9 am    workshops
12pm    closing
1 pm    lunch

Our Trainers:
Will Allen, Hope Finkelstein, Erika Allen, Karen Parker, Tamara Treviranus, Phil Ceretto, Meredith Konkel, Mike Flynn, Todd Lundberg, Dana Burns, Heather Sewell, Michael Thompson, Pam Karstens, Theresa Scollon, Dan Healy, Eden DeGenova, Josie Weishawar and the Food Project Youth Interns.

Hotel Information:
Growing Power Workshop participants receive a discount at the Baymont Inn, which is located just 5 minutes away from the Growing Power Community Food Center. The cost is $50 per night.  Please mention you are attending the workshop to receive discount.

Baymont Inn
5442 N.  Lover’s Lane Rd.
Milwaukee, WI
Phone: (414) 535-1300

Airport Information
The Growing Power Community Food Center is located 20 minutes from the Milwaukee General Mitchell Field Airport.  For directions please refer to the Map Quest website (www.mapquest.com) or call or email us.

More information: www.growingpower.org

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