Community Food Workshops

From the Ground Up

As a follow-up to our Women’s Government Contracting Forum on May 16th, 2pm at Larchmont Public Library, we are organizing a group from lower Westchester and the North Bronx to attend the June 13th and 14th From the Ground Up! Workshops. These workshops are given by Will Allen‘s Growing Power organization.

This is part of our efforts to form a non-profit in lower Westchester and the North Bronx that will focus on education reform and tech diversity by teaching kids computer programmingmachine learning, robotics,chessfarming, and about having a creative mindset.
Growing Power workshop

Will Allen (left) of Growing Power teaching a workshop

Growing Power, a national non-profit with a mission of creating and teaching others to create healthy food from healthy soil, has announced their schedule of workshops for this spring. All workshops will take place at Growing Power’s Community Food Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

From the Ground Up! Workshops are intensive, hands-on trainings offering diverse groups the opportunity to learn, plan, develop, operate, and sustain community food projects. Project participants leave the workshop with improved skills that they can take back into their communities and pass on to others. These workshops are for both rural and urban projects. Please be aware no video recordings are allowed.

Workshops topics

Participants may choose two of the following workshops to attend during the weekend.

  • Composting and vermicompost
  • Hoophouse construction
  • Micro-green production
  • Mushroom Production
  • Project planning
  • Beekeeping (May & June, weather permitting)
  • Aquaponics (pre-registration required, see details below)

2015 Two-day Weekend Workshops

  • April 11 & 12
  • May 2 & 3
  • June 13 & 14


Cost for the 2-Day Workshop: $400

The workshop price includes continental breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday.  Lodging is not included.

You may pay for the workshop with cash, check, or credit card.  For credit card transactions, please pay using Brown Paper Tickets.

Scholarships are available for the workshop.  Please fill out the 2015 GP Workshop Scholarship Application and email it to

Email if you are interested in being part of our group from lower Westchester and the North Bronx.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s