Spring is around the corner, the seed catalogues are out and gardeners are eager to get their hands dirty. Perhaps this is the year that you bring your dream of having a market garden closer to reality? If it is horticulture knowledge that you lack, then you may be interested in attending 1 or more of 4 workshops being held in Surrey by University of the Fraser Valley from March to May.
The workshops will provide essential training and hands-on practice, covering the principles of organic agriculture with a focus on vegetable production for market. They are designed for aspiring farmers that may have access to a plot of land or small-scale producers that want to enhance their knowledge.
The last workshop will provide ideas for that critical decision – what crops should I grow? This workshop will identify a number of high-value crops and value-added opportunities that may appeal to new farmers that are looking for an under-supplied niche in which to establish their farm businesses.
They’ll be held in the BioPods – research and demonstration greenhouses located in Surrey. Class sizes will be small and affordably priced at $25/workshop in order to encourage and enable new entrants to farming. The sessions are sponsored by Vancity, the City of Surrey, the John Volken Academy and the University of the Fraser Valley. For more information and a link to registration, please visit the following web site: https://www.ufv.ca/ace/events-and-activities/