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Urban Farming

Instructor: Calvin Young 
Location: Multiple locations
Time: Varies

Urban Farming


Course Description:

The Introduction to Urban Farming and Hydroponics course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices involved in urban farming and hydroponics. Through a combination of lectures, hands-on activities, and field visits, students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to start and manage their own urban farming projects using hydroponic techniques. The course will cover topics such as plant cultivation, hydroponic systems, urban agriculture challenges, and sustainable farming practices.


Course Objectives: By the end of this course, students will be able to:

1. Understand the basic concepts and principles of urban farming and hydroponics.

2. Identify and select suitable plant varieties for urban farming.

3. Design, set up, and manage hydroponic systems.

4. Apply sustainable farming practices in an urban environment.

5. Troubleshoot common issues in urban farming and hydroponics.

6. Evaluate the economic viability of urban farming projects.

7. Develop a basic business plan for an urban farming venture.

Southside Suburbs- Harvey Library 

Urban Farming Part 2

Thursday's 4:30pm - 6:30 pm

Harvey Library (15441 Turlington Ave, Harvey, IL 60426)

Classes are from May 23, 2024 - July 18, 2024

Registration deadline: May 23, 2024

Southside- Salaam Wellness Center

Urban Farming Part 1

Monday's  4:30pm - 6:30pm & Saturday's 10:00am - 12:00 pm

Salaam Wellness Center (613 E 67th St, Chicago, IL 60637)

Classes are from April 29, 2024 - July 16, 2024

(May 27th & June 1st- NO CLASSES)

Registration deadline: April 28, 2024


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