The Farmory Launches Second Workshop Series!

The Farmory Launches Second Workshop Series!

The Farmory Launches Second Workshop Series!

 Green Bay, Wis. - THE FARMORY has announced the first four workshops of their 2018 series! The Farmory has invited community experts to lead workshops on various topics that provide residents an opportunity to learn new skills that will better their health and create a more self-reliant community! All workshops will take place in NeighborWorks Green Bay’s Community Room (437 S. Jackson St, Green Bay, WI 54301) and are free. Interested persons should RSVP to alex@nwgreenbay.org or (920) 593-3708. Workshop topics are listed below.

The goal of The Farmory’s workshops are to highlight local resources and experts and invite community residents to gain basic knowledge on how to live healthier, more sustainably, and how to do it themselves! Participants will learn about the difference between locally raised and commercially produced meat, the basics of backyard chickens, container gardening for families, and how to brew kombucha tea to reap the health benefits of fermented foods!

“These workshops are perfect for those who are starting to catch on that our current food system is not working for them and want to start exploring how to grow or create their own products,” said Alex Smith, Farmory Program Director. “Many people in our community feel that it’s time to start taking an active role in living healthier lives and these workshops provide the perfect first steps!”

Workshop topics:

  • Thursday, April 12th @ 6pm: “Locally Raise Meat: The Why, How & Nutrition Facts”
    • Presented by: Carrie Taicher, Registered Dietician at Aurora BayCare & Rick Adamski, SLO Foods Co-Op Farmer & Owner of Full Circle Farm
  • Saturday, April 28th @ 10am: “Backyard Chickens”
    • Presented by: Andrea Sorensen
  • Thursday, May 17th @ 6pm: “Container Gardening (& other fun gardening techniques for families)”
    • Presented by: Vijai Pandian, UW Extension
  • Saturday, June 16th @ 10am: “Kombucha Tea”

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The Farmory is an urban farming project that utilizes innovative aquaponics technology year round. This indoor farm will grow job and entrepreneurial opportunities as well as increase access to locally grown food.  The Farmory is driven by dedicated volunteers and supportive Green Bay area residents. It is a project of the Urban Partnership Community Development Corporation in collaboration with NeighborWorks Green Bay. If you are interested in learning more about the developing project or are interested in becoming involved, please call Alex Smith at (920) 593-3708 or email her at alex@nwgreenbay.org. Visit our website at www.farmory.org.

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