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GRHC – Introduction to Rooftop Urban Agriculture

March 11, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

 

Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm - Navy YardTuesday, March 11th, 2014

9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Location:
BLDG 92
Brooklyn Navy Yard
63 Flushing Ave. (at intersection of Carlton and Flushing)
Brooklyn, NY  11205

Course Synopsis:

Learn about multiple approaches to growing food on rooftops through design and maintenance principles, and case studies drawn from across North America. This course:

  • Familiarizes participants with the diversity of physical applications of urban agriculture and the growing technologies that apply.
  • Explores the social, environmental and economic benefits of urban agriculture and rooftop farming.
  • Describes the governance, personnel and economic options for implementing urban agriculture and rooftop farming systems and operations.
  • Examines the conditions that lead to a successful urban agriculture project.
  • Identifies strategies for overcoming common challenges associated with developing an urban agriculture/rooftop farming project.
  • Describes basic installation and maintenance principles.

Space is limited. Reserve your seat now. Click here to register

Instructor:

Ben Flanner, Head Farmer, Co-Founder, Brooklyn Grange

Tour:

Following the course, a tour of Brooklyn Grange farm at Navy Yard will be offered.

Tuition:

Tuition is $190 US for GRHC members, and $215 for non-members. Tuition includes an 85-page course manual and a farm tour.

If paying by cheque, please note it must be received in our office no later than one week before the event. Registrations may be canceled by a participant up to THREE DAYS prior to the event, and will incur a $50 cancellation fee. We regret that we cannot cancel a registration after that point.

Continuing Education Credits:

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is an approved continuing education provider with GBCI, AIA CES, LA CES, APLD and RCI.

GRHC is an approved continuing education provider with GBCI, LA CES, AIA CES, RCI, BOMI and APLD

For further information on our training courses, please contact our Training Department at 416-971-4494, ext. 228 ([email protected]).

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Date:
March 11, 2014
Time:
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Date:
March 11, 2014
Time:
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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