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Urban Ag Classes, Programs and Opportunities
The St. Cloud Urban Agriculture program offers a dynamic list of classes which range in topic from season to season and year to year.  All classes contain both informational and hands-on components and are tailored to the specific growing conditions of Central Florida. Past classes have included the topics of annual gardening, pest management, permaculture, growing herbs, summer crops, and more.  

For those just getting started, new to the area, or just curious of where to learn more, our program offers a free “Introduction to Urban Agriculture” class three times a year. This class will inform participants on where to take local classes, buy local food, and locally source the materials needed to grow their own food.

For a complete list of this season’s classes please click here.

Food Pantry Project
Volunteers are needed the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 4:30pm to 6:00pm  November through January, and 5:00pm to 6:30pm February through April at the community garden located at 802 New York Ave.


The Urban Agriculture Program is collaborating with the St. Cloud Community Pantry to provide fresh, locally grown produce for their clients. The pilot project was kicked off in the Fall of 2014 with the help of a local Girl Scout and her mother. During that season we were able to produce 900 lbs of fresh vegetables for local residents in need. After this successful trial, the City of St. Cloud decided to expand the program by partnering with local businesses and volunteers from the community. The local businesses are sponsoring the garden patches while volunteers join together in planting, weeding, and harvesting.


Please join us this season to help us make an even larger impact. Not only is it an opportunity to give back but also to learn some gardening skills and meet good people. 

Group Opportunities
The Urban Agriculture Program has worked with various school groups, garden start-ups, Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, and after school programs. We are always open to discussing other possibilities and opportunities to serve the community that may be available.

Volunteer Opportunities
 
In addition to the Food Pantry Project, which has two volunteer days per month, there are other opportunities to help. Please contact us for more information.

For any questions or comments about our program please contact:

     Matt Hunter
     Urban Agriculture Program
     Program Coordinator
     Work Cell: 407-288-9391
     


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