Classes

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 weekly through Tricycle’s Certification in Urban Agriculture and Fellowship Program.

Subject matter experts, local farmers, and small business leaders from our local community, USDA-National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), 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 Certification in Urban Agriculture and Fellowship Program.  Check back monthly for new class listings!

Watch here for more classes offered in 2020!

PEST AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT * WEED MANAGEMENT IN ORGANIC CROPPING SYSTEMS * INSECT ID AND PEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES * INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABLE URBAN AGRICULTURE AND FOOD AS INFRASTRUCTURE * INTEGRATING URBAN AG INTO COMMUNITY * MAPPING AND EXPLORING OUR FOOD SYSTEM * HOLISTIC LAND AND LIFE STEWARDSHIP * URBAN WATERSHED PRIMER * WATER MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS FOR URBAN GROWERS * IRRIGATION PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES * MARKET CHANNELS IN URBAN AG * PERMACULTURE FARM PLAN * BIOINTENSIVE GROWING TECHNIQUES * CROP PLANNING * SEED SAVING * SOIL TESTING * SEASON EXTENSION TECHNIQUES * HOLISTIC BUSINESS PLANNING * CREATING A MISSION DRIVEN BUSINESS * WRITING A FARM BUSINESS PLAN * FARM PROFITABILITY USING THE VEGGIE COMPASS * SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORTING TEAM MEMBERS: RECRUITING FINANCIAL, LEGAL AND MARKETING ASSISTANCE