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Restoration Agriculture on Urban Land

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Garfield Community Farm

509 Wicklow Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15224

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Interested in growing your own food? Intersrted in doing it in a way that increase ecological health in our city? Lets do it together! Permaculture and farming educators Darrell Frey and John Creasy will teach a one day introduction to urban restoration agriculture. John is the director and founder of Garfield Community Farm which has been in opperation for ten years. Darrell Frey has been creating permaculture landscapes for nearly 25 years and has run his own permaculture farming business during much of that time. He is the author of two permaculture books, The Bioshelter Market Garden and The Food Forest Handbook.

The location of a portion of the class will be at Garfield Community Farm, a decade old urban farm in Pittsburgh where nearly every challenge of urban farming is present. These challenges have been met by the experience and tenacity of both Darrell and John along with many volutneers for the past decade. This introduction to permaculture and its potential for land restoration in urban areas will be explored with local examples of success and failure. Come with your questions for home scale gardening, forest garden implementation, perrenial plant selections, soil remediation and soil health.

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9am - 10am - Gathering and Farm Tour, John Creasy
10am - 12pm - Introduction to permaculture principles, John Creasy
Noon - 12:30 - lunch break
12:30 - 1:30 - Understanding urban ecology it's health and stress factors Darrell Frey
1:30 - 2:30 - Soil restoration with plants and animals, Darrell Frey
2:30 - 3pm - Questions, thoughts, ideas answered by John and Darrell

We will meet at the farm for a tour, wear appropriate winter clothes. The class will proceed to a classroom setting at a TBD location in Garfield.

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