Grow food - Grow change : Explore the field of Urban Ag.

Learn alongside a community of people entering the field of urban agriculture by taking select classes offered monthly through Tricycle’s  Urban Agriculture Certification Program.

Subject Matter experts, local farmers, and small business leaders from our local community, USDA-National Resources Conservation Service, Virginia Cooperative Extension- Virginia Tech and Virginia State University provide instruction in the business and practice of sustainable Urban Agriculture. These offerings are perfect for those who are interested in learning more about the field of Urban Agriculture, but are not able to commit to the full Urban Agriculture Fellowship.  Check back monthly for new class listings!

Upcoming Classes

Non-Members: $45
Tricycle Members: $35*

Botany, Seed Biology, Germination & Development

Many factors influence successful seed germination and development. In this session, Urban Ag Fellows and class participants learn basic botany, seed biology, the process of germination and seedling development, and the life cycle of seedling development in the greenhouse.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | 9:00 am

Greenhouse Propagation

In this session, fellows and class participants learn the role and components of propagation media and supplemental fertility in the greenhouse. Fellows and class participants learn how to create soil media for successful plant propagation and the advantages and disadvantages of common container formats. Fellows join Kayla in Tricycle’s greenhouse as she demonstrates how to properly mix soil propagation media, how to sow seeds and care for newly developed seedlings.
Friday, March 23, 2018 | 9:00 am

Greenhouse Operations

A greenhouse is a great benefit to every grower, but getting the most out of it requires an understanding of its structural characteristics and how to manage it effectively. In this session, fellows and class participants learn about the characteristics of passive and active greenhouse environmental systems, methods used to control the greenhouse environment (cooling, heating, and light), and effective manual irrigation.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | 9:00 am