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The Civic Urban Farmer Program workshop series is a no-cost dynamic educational program developed by UC Davis Western Institute for Food Safety and Security and UC Cooperative Extension. Urban farming is a key element to reimagining a more vibrant and resilient local food system. This program uses a train the trainer model and a civic minded approach to provide urban farmers with technical assistance in growing, harvesting, handling, and marketing specialty crops to increase food production, food availability, land access, and land tenure. This year Professor of Cooperative Extension in Apiculture, Elina Niño, joins our program to support urban farmers with training on managing pollinators to increase crop yields and create value added products like honey!

This series of 11 workshops is designed to grow the number of economically viable, small and be- ginning, multicultural, sustainable urban farmers in Northern California. We will also use the workshops as opportunities to hold time and space for growing community by creating space for urban farm networking, sharing cultural practices for food growing, and amplifying local voices and perspectives.

Interactive remote sessions will take place on zoom and in-person sessions with hands on demonstrations and group discussion will take place at local urban farms on weekends. There is no cost for participating in the. For those that complete all of the sessions the course will conclude with a graduation certificate ceremony.

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Summer Orchard Stewardship Series

Learn the essential skills of summer fruit tree pruning and seasonal orchard stewardship while helping to care for one of Sacramento’s community orchards.

We’ll explore the craft of pruning, the tools that make it possible, and apply the seasonally appropriate practices to support the fruit trees, soil and gardens at each unique community orchard.

These events are offered in collaboration with the Civic Urban Farmer Program and the California Alliance for Community Composting to support fruit tree stewardship skills development and community capacity building.

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Civic Urban Farmer Program Community Partners

For more information contact:

Joshua Garcia, Director, Civic Urban Farmer Program UC Davis, Western Institute for Food Safety and Security

Mia Reyes
Assistant, Civic Urban Farmer Program
UC Davis, Western Institute for Food Safety and Security

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