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!

The Business of Beekeeping

July 23  –  9am to 1pm

Market Flower Production

July 26  –  9am to 1pm

The Value Added Market

August 9  –  9am to 1pm

Urban Mushroom Cultivation

August 16  –  9am to 1pm

Introduction to Permaculture Principles

August 27  –  9am to 1pm

Urban Ag Entrepreneurship Workshop Series

Multiple Dates Sept 3 through October 22nd –  9am to 1pm

Seed Saving

September 6  –  9am to 1pm

Developing a Farm Business Plan

September 17  –  9am to 1pm

Farm Business Profitability: Record Keeping and the Veggie Compass

September 24  –  9am to 1pm

Testing for Soil Fertility

October 25  –  9am to 1pm

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