BALTIMORE — Urban farming workshops continue May 15 with Soil Health and Weed Management at Boone Street Farm. Plus, bring your soil to get a free pH and salinity test during the workshop.
Explore what it takes to be successful on an urban farm. This urban farming workshop series features proven, essential components for ensuring farm viability.
Session 2 features Soil Health and Weed Management at Boone Street Farm on May 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. Come to this hands-on, on-farm workshop to learn how to assess and improve your farm’s soil and how to reduce weed pressure with speaker Dr. Andrew Ristvey, UMD Extension. Bring two cups of your soil or growth medium for a free pH and salinity test. Location: Boone Street Farm, 2100 Boone Street, Baltimore MD, 21218.
Session 3 will address Accessing Land in Baltimore City on June 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Baltimore City University of Maryland Extension Office. We will start with a facilitated discussion for urban farmers about land access and land tenure challenges and opportunities. Then, a panel will enrich the discussion, including Maya Kosok, the urban farmer of Hillen Homestead; Abby Cocke, from the Baltimore Office of Sustainability; and Becky Witt, from the Community Law Center.
Workshops are $10 per session or $60 for the whole series. Five remaining scholarships are available to help defray the cost of the workshops, first come, first serve. To request a scholarship please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Cultivate Baltimore scholarship request.” Questions? Email email@example.com.
— Future Harvest CASA