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Growing Organic from the Ground Up Workshop [FL]

  • 12690 SW 280th St Homestead, FL (map)

Florida Organic Growers and Verde Community Farm & Market will be hosting Growing Organic From the Ground Up: Techniques and Tips for South Florida Success, a farmer workshop on Tuesday, November 29th.

The workshop will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Verde Community Farm & Market, 12690 SW 280th Street in Homestead.

Topics include:

  • Discussions on organic certification and record keeping
  • A farm tour focused on techniques for working with South Florida soil conditions without using chemical inputs.
  • A discussion on cover crops
  • A demonstration on making and using biochar with on-site waste material, including invasive exotic plants as biomass.
  • A talk on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and how it relates to growers

Speakers are Chuck Lyons, Verde Community Farm & Market manager, Joe Pierce, Permaculture enthusiast and Jeff Wasielewski, M.S., Commercial Tropical Fruit Crops Extension Agent with the University of Florida/IFAS Miami-Dade County Extension.

The cost is $25 and includes coffee and lunch. Coffee is donated by Sweetwater Organic Coffee Company and lunch will be provided by Munch Thyme.

There are scholarships available, please contact Star Tarrant at or call 352-377-6355 if interested.

For more information or to register, please visit the event page or contact FOG at!


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