Cultivate Buffalo: How to Create a Profitable Urban Farm (Market Garden)
Saturday, May 6, 2017,
8:30 AM -
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County (CCE Erie) and the
Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP) invite you to, Cultivate Buffalo: How to Create a Profitable Urban Farm (Market Garden),
a workshop for anyone currently farming in a city or exploring
opportunities to farm in an urban setting.
When: Saturday, May
6, 2017 from 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Where: Market Arcade,
617 Main Street, Buffalo, NY (take the elevator to level 3R), .
Cost: $35 if not enrolled in the CCE
Erie Agriculture Program, and $25 for CCE Ag enrollees (If you would like to enroll in CCE Erie,
please go to erie.cce.cornell.edu/agriculture/ag-enrollment. Enrollees receive reduced registration fees
for CCE Erie events as well as a quarterly newsletter.
Register: Contact Megan Burley, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 716.652.5400 x138.
Registration limited to 25 people.
- The day’s
presentations will include:
- Dr. Susan McCartney, Director of the Small
Business Development Center at Buffalo State University. Dr. McCartney’s presentation will focus on
how to create a business and marketing plan as well as how to keep good farm
- A Marketing Roundtable exploring several topics: selling
to restaurants, the WNY Food Hub, Community Supported Agriculture, and Farm
- Wilson Street Urban Farm, Grassroots Gardens of
WNY, and MAP will lead a discussion about locating water sources in the city.
- Dr. Joe Gardella, John and Frances Larkin
Professor of Chemistry at the University of Buffalo and Dr. Murray McBride,
Professor of Soil and Crop Science at Cornell University, will speak about soil
health in urban environments.
- Following tevhe workshop, participants have the
option to tour GroundWork Market Garden, a two-acre urban farm in Buffalo.
To REGISTER ONLINE, click HERE.
$35 if not enrolled in CCE Erie or $25 if enrolled in CCE Erie
617 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14203