Interested in growing your own small food related business? Agents Roy Beckford and Jennifer Hagen of the Lee County Extension Office can help.
The Urban Gardening and Micro-Business class series will introduce practical and technical concepts in urban farming and training in how to make valued added products. Each session will deliver presentations, discussions and hands-on practical application.
Classroom & Workshops Instruction Classes:
January 31: Introduction; Production Systems (Permaculture, hydroponics and raised beds)
February 1: Raising Poultry and Small Livestock for Profit
February 7: Understanding Florida Cottage Food Law and Value Added Products
February 8: Agriculture and Food Safety Regulations, Licenses and Certifications
Course fee covers all classes and workshops. Registration is available for the class series or for individual classes. Attendees will receive a Vegetable Pest ID & Control book and receive samples of value added products.