On the heels of the news that Hayes Valley Farm, the demonstration farm and education center, is closing, 18 Reasons has announced a new series of classes called Farm School. The class description explains that it's not a "comprehensive how-to-start-a-farm class," but that it's "perfect for people interested in the politics and practicalities of small scale organic farming in the Bay Area."
Half of the ten-session course consist of lectures at 18 Reasons on the logistics and business of starting a farm, while the other half will be hands-on courses at the Bi-Rite Farm and Sonoma Garden Park in Sonoma.
See also: Hayes Valley Farm to Close by June 1
The price for the course, which has two sessions a month between May and September, is on a sliding scale between $375 and $500 -- you pay what you can afford. The course is limited to 16 people. Learn more at the Brown Paper Tickets.