Urban Farming and Gardening
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Urban Farming and Gardening

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Introduction:

The "Urban Farming and Gardening" course is designed to empower participants with the knowledge and practical skills required to create and maintain productive urban farms and gardens. Urban agriculture is a growing movement that promotes sustainability, food security, and community engagement within cities. This course aims to inspire individuals to embrace urban farming and gardening as a means to enhance their well-being, local food supply, and urban green spaces.

Course Objective:

 The primary objective of this course is to enable participants to:

  1. Understand the principles and benefits of urban farming and gardening.
  2. Develop practical skills for establishing and maintaining urban farms and gardens.
  3. Promote sustainable and environmentally friendly urban agriculture practices.
  4. Foster community engagement and food security through urban agriculture.
  5. Enhance personal well-being and quality of life through gardening and farming in urban settings.

Organizational Benefits:

Organizations can expect several benefits from this course, including:

  1. Increased employee well-being and engagement through gardening opportunities.
  2. Enhanced corporate social responsibility by supporting local urban agriculture initiatives.
  3. Improved food security and community resilience in urban areas.
  4. Collaboration opportunities with urban agriculture projects.
  5. Skilled personnel capable of promoting and participating in urban farming initiatives.

Target Participants:

This course is suitable for a diverse range of participants, including:

  1. Urban residents interested in starting their own gardens or farms.
  2. Community garden organizers and volunteers.
  3. Educators and schools seeking to incorporate urban agriculture into curricula.
  4. Non-profit organizations and community groups promoting urban farming.
  5. Urban planners and policymakers.
  6. Corporations interested in supporting urban agriculture as part of their corporate social responsibility initiatives.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to Urban Farming and Gardening

  • Overview of urban agriculture and its significance.
  • Benefits of urban farming and gardening for individuals and communities.

Module 2: Planning Your Urban Farm or Garden

  • Site selection and assessment.
  • Developing a gardening or farming plan.

Module 3: Soil Preparation and Management

  • Soil testing and improvement techniques.
  • Composting and soil health.

Module 4: Urban Farming and Gardening Techniques

  • Planting, growing, and harvesting crops in limited spaces.
  • Container gardening and vertical gardening.

Module 5: Water Management in Urban Agriculture

  • Efficient irrigation methods for urban farms and gardens.
  • Rainwater harvesting and water conservation.

Module 6: Pest and Disease Management

  • Integrated pest management in urban agriculture.
  • Organic and chemical-free pest control.

Module 7: Sustainable Practices in Urban Agriculture

  • Permaculture principles for urban farming.
  • Companion planting and polyculture.

Module 8: Community Engagement and Education

  • Involving the community in urban agriculture projects.
  • Educational outreach and workshops.

Module 9: Harvesting, Preserving, and Sharing

  • Harvesting and post-harvest handling.
  • Food preservation and sharing surplus produce.

Module 10: Urban Agriculture Policy and Future Trends

  • Urban agriculture policy and regulation.
  • Emerging trends and innovations in urban farming and gardening.

General Notes

  • All our courses can be Tailor-made to participants' needs
  • The participant must be conversant in English
  • Presentations are well-guided, practical exercises, web-based tutorials, and group work. Our facilitators are experts with more than 10 years of experience.
  • Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with a Foscore development center certificate (FDC-K)
  • Training will be done at the Foscore development center (FDC-K) centers. We also offer inhouse and online training on the client schedule
  • Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.
  • The course fee for onsite training includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, a buffet lunch, and a Certificate of successful completion of Training. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application dinners, health/accident insurance, and other personal expenses.
  • Accommodation, pickup, freight booking, and Visa processing arrangement, are done on request, at discounted prices.
  • Tablet and Laptops are provided to participants on request as an add-on cost to the training fee.
  • One-year free Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.
  • Register as a group of more than two and enjoy a discount of (10% to 50%)
  • Payment should be done before commence of the training or as agreed by the parties, to the FOSCORE DEVELOPMENT CENTER account, so as to enable us to prepare better for you.
  • For any inquiries reach us at training@fdc-k.org or +254712260031
  • Website:www.fdc-k.org

 

 

 

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