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Urban farming events, workshops and classes in August 2012

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August 2-5

Burlington, Vt.
National Farm to Cafeteria Conference
Buddy up with fellow food-service professionals, farmers, educators and policy makers to make the farm-to-cafeteria movement stronger.
The Davis Center, University of Vermont
590 Main St.
Burlington, VT
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Irvine, Calif.
Gardening for Adults: Growing Edibles
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. You can grow your own fresh produce, no matter what your skill level or how much space you have available, with this monthly, six-part series that will cover the basics of how to grow edibles in your garden, patio or balcony.
Great Park Farm and Food Lab
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August 3

Los Angeles, Calif.
Tours of L.A. Eco-Village
10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tour includes the history of L.A. Eco-Village, and introduction to permaculture concepts and working with the public sector.
117 Bimini Place
Los Angeles, CA 90004
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August 4

Accokeek, Md.
Cheese-making Workshop
Buddy up with fellow food-service professionals, farmers, educators and policy makers to make the farm-to-cafeteria movement stronger.
The Davis Center, University of Vermont
Faith United Methodist Church
15769 Livingston Road
Accokeek, MD 20607
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Bethlehem, Conn.
Introduction to Edible Forest Gardens and Perennial Edibles
Design and grow a garden that mimics nature and produces each year with minimal new planting.
The Center for Sustainable Living
90 Cabbage Lane
Bethlehem, CT 06751
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August 8

Appleton, Wis.
Make Your Own Faux Stone Rock Container
Work with hypertufa — the material mixture with an ugly name — to make a cool planter.
Gardens of the Fox Cities
1313 E. Wtizke Blvd.
Appleton WI 54911
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Burlington, Vt.
Berry Bushes: Canning & Preserving
Berries taste best straight from the bush, but they're not bad at all when canned, dried and frozen. Learn how to preserve your own here.
65 Green Mountain Drive
So. Burlington, VT
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Rancho Cordova, Calif.
Your First Organic Garden
Learn the basics of gardening: soil, plants, water, compost and bugs
Soil Born Farms American River Ranch
2140 Chase Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA
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Phoenix, Ariz.
Raising Backyard Domestic Quail
If you can't have chickens because of city ordinances, try quail! Rachel Bess will go over how to raise coturnix quail.
1122 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ
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August 9 

Oakland, Calif.
Real Bread in 10 Minutes
6:30-9 p.m.
Location TBA
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Rye, N.Y.
Compost Tea and Air Spading: Complementary practices for your organic management plan
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Rye Country Day School
Cedar St.
Rye, NY 10580
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August 9-12

San Francisco, Calif.
Community Gardening on the Cutting Edge
Hilton Financial District
750 Kearney St.
San Francisco, Calif. 94108
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August 11

Denver, Colo.
Plant-Based Remedies: Essential Oils for the Weekend Warrior
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Are you an athlete or do you know someone who is? This class will show you how to create therapeutic-grade essential oils.
Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street
1007 York St.
Denver, CO 80206
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Pearl City, Hawaii
Integrated Pest Management
Common insects, pest and diseases ID and environmentally sound solutions.
955 Kamehameha Highway
Pearl City, HW 96782
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August 15

Cheshire, Conn.
Introduction to Chicken Keeping (teens and adults only)
President of Friends of Boulder Knoll will share how to keep chickens.
Boulder Knoll Community Farm
Cheshire, CT
Email: educator@friendsofboulderknoll.com


August 15-18

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Urban Agriculture Summit
Advance urban farming in your own community by learning about food security, ag infrastructure, production methods, governance and the businesses of producing food in the city.
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August 16

Cleveland, Ohio
Hot Composting
This Urban Agriculture Series workshop is where you'll learn about advanced composting methods, including managing a hot compost bin.
Kinsman Farm
E. 82nd St. and Higbee Ave.
Cleveland, OH
216-429-8200 Ext. 249
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Phoenix, Ariz.
Backyard Composting Basics
Learn how to turn your kitchen scraps into black gold for your garden.
1122 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ
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August 18

Kansas City, Mo.
Introduction to Water Bath Canning
Build your confidence in this most basic skill of urban homesteading to preserve jams, jellies, pickles, relishes, salsas and tomato sauces.
Garden for the Environment
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San Francisco, Calif.
Urban Beekeeping Part III - Honey Extraction
Find out how to extract 30 to 40 pounds of honey from your hive this year with proper management and several extraction methods.
Garden for the Environment
7th Ave. at Lawton St.
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Chester, Ct.
Slow Food Swap
Swap your own goods for others' goods and home-baked/grown food while meeting new people.
Chester Meeting House
4 Liberty St.
Chester, CT
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August 18, 22 and 25

Austin, Texas
Citizen Gardener Class
You will be taught how to turn your bare yard or Bermuda grass into raised-bed gardens, how to compost, harvest rainwater and create mulch.
Gateway Community Church
7104 McNeil Dr.
Austin, TX 78729
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August 20-24

New Brunswick, N.J.
Introduction to Food Science Short Course
Get the highlights of a food science degree with intensive, practical training in food chemistry, nutrition and more to develop and promote your food products.
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August 23

Grafton, Ohio
GardenSoxx Organic Growers Certification Program
This one-day course is designed to help commercial growers and serious gardeners deepen their knowledge of organic gardening techniques and improve their harvest, using classroom instruction and hands-on training to teach all aspects of growing and maintaining crops organically.
35481 Grafton Eastern Road
Grafton, OH
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August 24-25

Chino, Calif.
Kunekune Conference, Pig Show and Sale
Presenters will be sharing their expertise in keeping and breeding kunekune pigs, as well as demonstrations on care and upkeep of the animals.
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August 26-27

Milwaukee, Wis.
Late Summer Harvest Cooking Class
Put the freshest produce to work in your kitchen as you learn to make baba ganoush, pasta with salsa cruda, polenta with roasted corn, and watermelon sorbet.
Milwaukee Public Market
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