Are you an urban grower navigating the rules and regulations related to growing and selling food? A gardener who is thinking of selling some of your produce? A school or non-profit organization involved in farming?
This special one-day workshop on Friday, March 23, 2018 from 9 am to 4 pm, will help position you for success. Participants will:
• Explore the challenges and opportunities of urban agriculture with experienced San Diego-area farmers.
• Learn about San Diego’s new Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone Program.
• Find out what permits and licenses urban farmers need to sell produce, eggs, and other products.
• Learn about important designations including Certified Organic, Cottage Food Producer, Community Food Producer, and more.
• Meet staff from local agencies that are key resources for local farmers, including the SD County Ag, Weights, and Measures; SD County Department of Environmental Health; and SD County Development Services Department.
• Get a preview of what’s on the horizon for urban growers. Find out what’s happening with policy in the local urban agriculture movement, and how to get involved.
• Enjoy lunch provided by “Kitchens for Good.”
The location of the workshop is at San Diego City College. The cost is $20, which includes a resource packet, refreshments, and lunch.
**Pre-registration is required.** Space is limited, so reserve your spot now!
This is the first in a series of four San Diego County workshops that will be held on 3/23, 4/5, 4/19, and 4/26, covering additional urban agriculture topics. Information and registration for all four workshops can be found at:
Offered by UC Agriculture and Natural Resources and UC Cooperative Extension-Los Angeles County, along with the San Diego Food System Alliance and Seeds @ City Urban Farm at San Diego City College.
SAVE THE DATE & REGISTER TODAY!