Join us Thursday, May 26, in Indianapolis for a lunch and tour program to support beginning farmers and new urban farmers. The lunch discussion will focus on key farm tools for small, intensively managed acres while touring this urban farm that produces fresh, healthy foods using organic practices. Lunch will be followed by a tour of a thriving urban farm, South Circle Farm, led by farm owner Amy Matthews.
Purdue Extension - Marion County is offering a new program to support beginning urban farmers, the Purdue Urban Farm Incubator.
Money Smart for Small Business provides a practical introduction to the everyday tasks of starting and managing a business. Developed jointly by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Three modules will be taught in January 2016.
On Wednesday, Feb. 4, four urban farmers and I traveled down to Lexington, Ky. to learn from Canadian market gardener Jean-Martin Fortier who averages $100,000 of revenue per acre. Read this post relaying the workshop's top tips.
Purdue Extension is hosting 21 forums statewide to solicit productive feedback from the people of Indiana and incorporate it into the Purdue College of Agriculture's formation of a new five-year strategic plan. You are invited to attend the Marion County Forum on Thursday, February 12 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. here in Discovery Hall.
Registration is open for Purdue Extension - Marion County's new community garden training course, Gardening Together. This course was created for those who are in the beginning years of organizing a community garden. It will be on Saturday, Feb. 28 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Cost is $20 and includes lunch.
On March 5, Purdue Extension is hosting three day-long workshops in Central Indiana as part of the Indiana Small Farm Conference. Choose from hops, market farming, or a local food tour. Each workshop costs $50 and includes lunch.