No matter the season in Rochester or the space you have, there is opportunity to grow food and medicinal plants. This class will offer hands on activities, demonstrations, and discussions relevant for anyone who wants to learn. Topics include site location, container planting, crop planning and management, soil health, material sourcing, and other issues facing urban growers. Bring ideas, questions, and excitement and you can choose some seeds of your own to bring home and get started! About the teacher:
Amber Powers is a passionate supporter of the environmental justice movement in Rochester, NY. She holds degrees in Urban Planning and Teaching English as a Second Language from UB and Nazareth and works as an ESOL teacher for the city school district. At home, she’s an avid gardener and composter. In her role as a community volunteer, Amber has written STEM focused composting curriculum for k-12 students and is an active member of Rochester’s Urban Agriculture Working Group.
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