Cultivate: How to Create a Profitable Urban Farm (Market Garden)
Wednesday, November 1, 2017,
8:30 AM -
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County (CCE Erie) and the
Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP) invite you to, Cultivate: 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: Wednesday, November 1, 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.
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. Murray McBride,
Professor of Soil and Crop Science at Cornell University, will speak about soil
health in urban environments.
- Following the workshop, participants have the
option to tour a Farm/Market Garden.
Register: Contact Megan Burley, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 716.652.5400 x 138. Registration limited to 25 people. To REGISTER ONLINE, please click here.
$35 if not enrolled in the CCE Erie Agriculture Program, and $25 for CCE Ag enrollees
617 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14203