Sustainable Farming Classes in N.C.

posted February 17, 2009

Heads up North Carolina Greenhorns!
These Sustainable Farming Classes at Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) Pittsboro Are Starting Soon! Call 919-542-6495 ext. 223 to register.

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1. Biointensive Gardening (Intro)- NEW!

Using methods made popular by John Jeavons, students will gain a basic understanding of biointensive and biodynamic gardening principles and sustainable home gardening practices. The course will include a combination of lectures and hands-on learning. Tuesday, 2/24/09 to 4/28/09, 6 – 8 pm, Bob Armantrout, $56.25

2. NEW START DATE: Wildcrafting with Local Flora

Learn more about the natural plant world around you. This class and field study will teach you to identify common wild plants that are useful for food, fiber and medicine and to know the specifics of their preparation. Monday, 3/2/09 – 4/6/09, 5:30-7:30 pm, Weekend field trip TBD, Tony Mayer, $56.25.

3. Growing Organic Vegetables

This course will present the fundamentals of organic vegetable growing and offer hands-on training in the most important skills involved. Grow, harvest, and utilize a variety of vegetables organically, learn about irrigation installation and season extension structures.
Wednesday, 3/4/09 to 4/29/09, 6 – 9 pm, Doug Jones, $56.25

4. Touring Sustainable Farms

Visits to local farms will form the basis for this course. Students will have the opportunity to participate in planned group activities on different farms. Individual farmers will share the particulars of their farming operation with the visiting students. Emphasis will be on vegetable production, but tours will also include fruits, cut flowers, herbs and livestock. Monday, 3/9/09 to 4/27/09, 1-5 pm. Doug Jones, $61.25

Call 919-542-6495 ext. 223 to register.

See the http://www.cccc.edu website for information on green building and biofuels courses