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FVSU to Hold Growing Power Workshops
FVSU to Hold Growing Power Workshops

 

Several workshops that may normally cost a couple of hundred bucks are being offered at Fort Valley State University for $10.

On April 2 - 3, nationally-known Will Allen of the nonprofit organization Growing Power Inc. will be sharing his knowledge with agriculturalists and farmers. Allen, who’s been featured on CNN and visited by first lady Michelle Obama, uses, and educates others, about economical farming systems.

On April 2, from 1:30 – 5 p.m., at FVSU’s Pettigrew Center, Allen will address such topics as growing mushrooms, extending the growing season with hoop houses and using worms to improve soil quality. The second half of the session will be hands-on demonstrations at the greenhouse complex on campus.  

On April 3, from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m., the community is invited back to the Pettigrew Center where Allen will discuss organic gardening systems, a farm-to-city market basket program, community support resources, and a sustainable, community-based, food production system.

The Milwaukee-based Growing Power is dedicated to supporting small-enterprise farmers and helping them maximize their resources and acreage. 

“Having the opportunity to interact with Mr. Will Allen will afford participants an educational training opportunity for expanding existing ideas, as well as formulating new ideas, to sustain their farm or garden operations,” said Dr. Mark Latimore Jr., interim assistant vice president for land-grant affairs at FVSU. 

This event is being hosted by FVSU’s Cooperative Extension Program, which is committed to educating Georgians, including farmers with limited resources.

To register, contact E. Jean Willis 478-825-6268; you can also register on-site beginning at noon on April 2 and 7:30 a.m. on April 3. The cost remains $10 for those who choose to only participate one day.

For more information about Allen or Growing Power: growingpower.org.

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