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DIG ONLINE: Self Sufficient Gardening & Urban Farming

March 18 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm MST

Urban farms are growing in number. Learn how to build a sustainable garden or urban farm in your backyard.

Gardening does not have to be an expensive venture! Discover the basics of using self-sustaining, organic methods that can keep your soil healthy and your family fed with fresh homegrown foods. Create an urban farm that is increasingly abundant over time, saving you time and money, yielding healthy food, and benefiting the environment. Bonus: Discover the basics of adding small livestock animals to your backyard garden.

Learning Objectives

  • What a garden needs to be productive and self-sustaining
  • How to put water, insects, seeds and microbes to work to improve production and promote a self-sufficient system
  • Explore easy ways to save money and make a garden more self-sufficient
  • Examples of how animals and gardens can work together
  • Resources to get started

Speaker: Master Gardener Kari Spencer

Kari Spencer is a Maricopa County Master Gardener and an urban farming author. Growing food, homesteading, permaculture and backyard livestock are her way of life, and teaching is her passion. She is the proprietor of The Micro Farm Project and the author of City Farming: How-to Guide to Growing Food and Raising Livestock in Urban Spaces.

Venue

Maricopa County Extension ONLINE
4341 East Broadway Road
Phoenix, AZ 85040 United States
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