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The Civic Urban Farmer Program workshop series is a dynamic educational program developed by UC Davis Western Institute for Food Safety and Security and UC Cooperative Extension Bay Area Urban Agriculture & Food Systems Program. Urban agriculture is a key element to reimagining a more vibrant, resilient, and sustainable 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 series of 11 workshops is designed to grow the number of economically viable, small and beginning, multicultural, sustainable urban farmers in Northern California. We will also use the workshops as an opportunity for growing community by creating space for urban farm networking, sharing cultural practices for food growing, and amplifying local voices and perspectives.

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

Registration is now closed. There is a wait list to participate.

There is a wait list to participate

Pre-register for Civic Urban Farmer Program in 2023

Program Agenda

2023 Agenda will be announced soon.

august, 2022

september, 2022

october, 2022


Three Sisters Gardens – Broderick, California

Common Vision – East Bay

For more information contact:

Sara Garcia, Asst. Project Scientist
UC Davis, Western Institute for Food Safety and Security

Rob Bennaton, Bay Area Urban Agriculture and Food Systems Advisor
UC Cooperative Extension

Julio Contreras
Community Education Specialist
Bay Area Urban Agriculture and Food Systems
University of California Cooperative Extension

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