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New and existing farmers can learn about growing green vegetables through Purdue seminars

February 8, 2011 9:30 AMtoMarch 8, 2011 11:30 AM

What: Growing “Green” Vegetable Series, five sessions for current and aspiring vegetable growers to learn from experts about ways to increase the success and satisfaction of quality vegetable production in their gardens and farms. It should be of interest to current and prospective farmers, market gardeners, and more advanced home gardeners. A distance learning program, it will be available at 22 sites across Indiana including Purdue Extension-Marion County, 6640 Intech Blvd., Suite 120, Indianapolis.

When: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesdays, Feb. 8, 15, 22 and March 1 and 8, 2011

Fee: $50 for five sessions; $15 for single session, which includes all handouts and resource materials.

Registration: On line registration deadline is Jan. 28.

For more info: Call 317-275-9286 or e-mail: dschelsk@purdue.edu.

Local farm products focus of Growing for Market 2011 series

February 2, 2011 6:30 PMtoFebruary 16, 2011 9:00 PM

What: Growing for Market 2011, a three-session series that offers current and aspiring farmers the opportunity to learn about the emerging consumer demand for locally produced farm products and identify which of these products is appropriate for their operation. This is a distance learning program available at 21 sites throughout Indiana, including Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, 1029 Fletcher Ave.

When: 6:30 to 9 p.m., Wednesdays, Feb. 2, 9, and 16, 2011

Fee: Three sessions: $30; one session, $15, which includes handouts and resource materials.

Registration: On line registration deadline is Jan. 26.

For more info: Contact Purdue Extension-Marion County, (317) 275-9286 or e-mail: dschelsk@purdue.edu.