June 24: Urban Farming Training with Curtis Stone

 

Curtis Stone is a successful small farmer who grows $100,000 of vegetable production on 5 urban lots totaling a quarter acre. Come to this training to learn about Curtis’s systems and get started on your own Urban Farm.

Why are we so excited to learn from Curtis Stone? Check out his website and how his farm works here. 

When: June 24 from 9am – 3pm
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: $115 + tax ($133.85)

Purchase tickets here.

At the full day training at Just Food Farm’s Big Red Barn you will learn about:

  • Curtis’s production system
  • The business of Urban Farming
  • Site selection & building your farm
  • Equipment and crop planning for small scale
  • And more!

Curtis Stone is a farmer, author, speaker and consultant. His area of expertise is in quick growing, high value annual vegetables for direct consumer market streams. His book, The Urban Farmer demonstrates organic intensive techniques with a focus on business and systems to streamline labour and production. He offers a new way to think about farming. One where quality of life and profitability coexist. 

Curtis’ farm, Green City Acres is located in Kelowna, BC, Canada and was established in 2010. In an eight month growing season, the farm generates over $75,000 per year on only one third of an acre. This is done by specializing in a select group of high value, quick growing crops that allow for multiple plantings in the same beds as well as calculated intercropping strategies. The farm has been recognized internationally, as flag ship example of how profitable and productive urban agriculture can be.