Pin It

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Getting the Good Dirt

Posted By on Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 11:16 PM

click to enlarge veggies.jpg

The potential of urban farming is catching on in New Orleans, where more and more people seem interested in wringing some truly local-grown produce from their yards and community plots.

To help raise the local knowledge base for these urban pioneers, the New Orleans Food & Farm Network, a local food advocacy group, is running a monthly series of gardening and farming workshops, called Farm Yard Trainings. They're practically giving the training away with a workshop fee of just $3.

The next one, scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 23, is a class called "The Good Dirt Workshop," which will be led by local sustainable growing instructor Anne Baker. She'll cover everything from the basics of soil science and testing, to improving soil structure, composting practices and soil fertility options. Expect a hands-on approach (read: getting your hands dirty).

The two-hour class starts at 10:30 a.m. and will be held at the Sun Done Parkway Partners Micro Farm in Gentilly. To reserve a spot, get more information or learn about future Farm Yard Training events, check out the Food & Farm Network's Web site.

- Ian McNulty


Pin It


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Submit an event Jump to date

Latest in The Latest

More by Ian McNulty

  • Gambit’s 2015 Big Bar Guide

    From craft cocktail emporiums to dive bars, places to get your drink on
    • Nov 23, 2015
  • Review: Basin Seafood & Spirits

    Ian McNulty on a shakeup at a classic New Orleans seafood house
    • Aug 25, 2013
  • Gyro meets muffuletta at revamped Vida’s Bistro

    The former Courtyard Grill branches out from traditional Turkish and Persian food with gyro cross-over dishes.
    • Aug 21, 2013
  • More »

© 2018 Gambit
Powered by Foundation