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Austin Community College campuses remain closed until April 13. Spring classes resume online March 30. All face-to-face instruction and services are suspended until further notice.

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Urban Farming I: Agriculture

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Course Description

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.

For questions regarding this course, please contact Lori Friedman.

Meet The Instructor

Jeffrey A. Ferris

Jeff has been a gardener in Austin for over 30 years. He was a staff horticulturist and diagnostician at The Natural Gardener for 7 years, and has been co-host of "Gardening Naturally" on KLBJ AM Radio, the longest running organic gardening program in the US, for the past 4 years. Jeff received his Permaculture Design Certificate in 2006, and has been teaching in the ACC Landscape and Horticulture program since 2008. Through their non-profit Neighborhood Harvest Project, he and his wife Lori co-founded the first public community garden in Round Rock – Unity Park Community Garden. Jeff has his own micro-farm, and has been lazily working at learning how to deal with the Texas soil and climate.

Course Information

Jun 3rd - Jul 29th
9 Weeks Total
W @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
27.00 Total Hours
Course Instructor
0 Students Registered
15 Seats Available

Course Registration

Course Cost Breakdown:
Base Cost of $189.00 + $1 Fees
$190 Course Cost
*May require a $1 or $3 insurance fee

Registration for this course begins on April 6th, 2020. View the Academic Calendar for ESL Student registration dates. For additional help, please contact the program coordinator.

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Note: additional fees may be applied.


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