The Sustainable Living Center is offering the wonderful Urban Farmers program that begins in February. If you’re curious about what Urban Farming is, would like to add to your gardening skills, or would simply love to do a fun educational activity with a loved one, then this could be the ticket. The classes are taught by Colleen Owen, our very own Urban Farmer at Pringle Creek Community as well as some guest speakers. Classes range from planning your garden to propagation and more. Give the gift of Urban Farmers this holiday season.

Urban Farmers 2019

Urban Farmer, Colleen Owen


Classes are generally held on the first and third Saturdays, February through May from 10:00 am to Noon.


All prices include all 8 classes, seeds, and space in our greenhouse and community garden

  • Individual Fees: $130
  • Couple Package (with shared materials): $200
  • Parent and Child Special (age 9-17): $150


All classes, with the exception of the soils class will be taught by Pringle Creek’s Urban Farmer, Colleen Owen.

Saturday, February 2, 2019:  Class Introduction:  Planning a Vegetable Garden

The basics of what you need to understand organic gardening.Starting a garden journal, identifying site characteristics, discussing organic gardening principles, and crop scheduling

Saturday, February 16, 2019:  Soils: The Foundation for a Great Garden 

Instructor: Shannon Andrews, Soil Health Institute

o  Soil characteristics, amending and composting

Saturday, March 2, 2019:  Starting Seeds Organically/ Navigating Seeds Catalogs 

o  Learning what seeds can do for you and selecting seeds from SLC’s donated seeds. Don’t buy any seeds – we have plenty!

Saturday, March 16, 2019:  Beneficial Bugs for your Garden and Companion Planting

o  Learning about Integrated pest management

Saturday, April 6, 2019: Starting Seeds

o  Hands on instructions to get the best germination and yield from your seeds.

Saturday, April 20, 2019:  Propagation, Organic Fertilizer and Hands-on plant starts

o  Using cuttings to start plants and understanding fertilizer

Saturday, May 4, 2019: What to do with Your Harvest

o  When are my veggies ready to harvest and what is the best way to do it?  Other fun things to do with your harvest.

Saturday, May 18, 2019:  Fall Gardening

o  Fall gardening to extend your growing season and cover crops.