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Home and Garden Courses

Backyard Chickens: The ABCs
A beak-to-tail feather workshop on our fine-feathered friends, enough to get you going in this popular urban farming hobby. By the time to leave, you'll be well on your way to managing a coop in your backyard. And you'll be able to impress your friends by knowing the difference between a Buff Orpington and a Rhode Island Red. Taught in historic chicken coops.

Backyard Farming
A fast-paced introduction to growing food in your own backyard. This field short course will touch on soil. compost, planting, growing seasons, vegetable types and more. It should give you enough to site a garden, how to work the soil and what and when to plant to plant so you can grow your own groceries. This class will be held at an historic homesite.

Urban Farming I: Agriculture
This course will focus on raising edible food crops in the urban landscape. The topics include cold and warm-season vegetables, fruit, nut and citrus trees, perennial food crops, berries, herbs, water management and rainwater collection. Emphasis will be placed on HOA-friendly growing on small lots.


Our programs give you convenient access to a wide selection of noncredit courses that can open doors to a new career, build skills for your current job, or simply expand your knowledge in a subject you’re interested in.


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