More and more, urban farming is looking like a smart, practical and sustainable way to increase productivity in urban areas that are in need of 'stabilizing' land use initiatives. Urban farming gives people the tools that they need to reclaim neighborhoods, as demonstrated by Massachusetts Avenue Project's 'Growing Green' on the city's West Side. At the same time, the fruits of the labor give underprivileged families opportunities to obtain fresh and healthy food choices. Whether demonstrating land use initiatives, educational and labor opportunities or implementing 'green' practices, farming always has been, and always will be, a progressive way to get back to our civilized roots.
From March 9th through the 11th, Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP) will be offering a three-day training course that will ensure that the urban farming movement continues on and remains strong. MAP's Urban Agriculture Training* program will allow those interested to gain the knowledge that they need to initiate programming or simply become a part of the existing agricultural landscape. For the second year, the program will offer invaluable insight and hands on training focused on the successful workings of aquaponics, networking with experts, raising chickens, food production and composting.
*Training at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Innovation Center and hands on at Growing Green's Urban Youth Farm.
For more information about this training opportunity, traveling to the Buffalo area or to sponsor this event, please contact Erin at 716-882-5327 ext 4 or at firstname.lastname@example.org