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Monday, March 18, 2013

Learn to Be a Farmer at Farm School

Posted By on Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 1:35 PM

click to enlarge Break out your dungarees and get ready for Farm School. - FLICKR/IAN SANE

On the heels of the news that Hayes Valley Farm, the demonstration farm and education center, is closing, 18 Reasons has announced a new series of classes called Farm School. The class description explains that it's not a "comprehensive how-to-start-a-farm class," but that it's "perfect for people interested in the politics and practicalities of small scale organic farming in the Bay Area."

Half of the ten-session course consist of lectures at 18 Reasons on the logistics and business of starting a farm, while the other half will be hands-on courses at the Bi-Rite Farm and Sonoma Garden Park in Sonoma.

See also: Hayes Valley Farm to Close by June 1

Controversy Over Dodge Ram's "God Made a Farmer" Ad

Ecopia Farms Brings Organic, Restaurant-Quality Greens Year-Round

The price for the course, which has two sessions a month between May and September, is on a sliding scale between $375 and $500 -- you pay what you can afford. The course is limited to 16 people. Learn more at the Brown Paper Tickets.

And if the five-month class is a little too intensive, you can always sign up for a quickie in sustainable beekeeping or a round of cheesemaking classes.

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Anna Roth is SF Weekly's former Food & Drink Editor and author of West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food From San Diego to the Canadian Border.


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