Thursday, January 5, 2012

Clemson Extension Offers Sustainable Small Farms/Yards Course

Unfortunately for me, I can't travel to Clemson to take this interesting course, but I wanted to let you know about it.  According to The Market Bulletin, a publication of the SC Department of Agriculture, the course will teach the "basics of how to have a small farm in their backyard can now sign up for a six-week course on sustainable small farms and backyards."  Classes will include "beekeeping basics, soil fertility, composting, livestock/forages, fruit and vegetable gardening, and how to market excess produce."  The course will be held at the SC Crop Improvement Building, located at 1162 Cherry Road, Clemson, SC 29634.  It begins March 1 and meets weekly through April 5 on Thursdays from 2-4:30 PM.  Registration is $150 and covers six classes, materials, and an optional field trip.  The registration deadline is February 16.  For more information, contact Matt Burns, BURNS5@clemson.edu, Millie Davenport, MDAVENP@clemson.edu, or Vicki Landreth at 864-656-9999

I would love to take this course, but it's too far away for me.  Maybe they can offer the class closer to Columbia sometime. 

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