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Production Systems for Successful Urban Farming

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Successful urban market farming requires efficient systems and cost-effective infrastructure. Experienced farmer and Findlay Market Farm Manager Mike Hass will compare and contrast different bed and production systems from urban and rural settings, and share ideas for inexpensive post-harvest handling setups for urban growers. The workshop will start with a private tour of Mission of Mary Farm at 619 Silver Ln. in Dayton, before heading to Garden Station. After the workshop, enjoy a reception hosted by Garden Station and Dayton Urban Grown.

About the Instructor: Mike Hass manages four acres of urban and rural production and helps train aspiring farmers at Findlay Market Farm. A New England native, Mike got his start managing an organic farm in Connecticut in 1990. He has run his own operation, Idyllwild Farm in Kentucky since 2009. For more information, go to

Cost: $20, includes the presentation, tour, and light refreshments.

Registration: Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 30 participants. To register, go to or send a check made out to OEFFA, along with the workshop of your choice, the names of all attendees, addresses, phone numbers, and emails to OEFFA, Urban Ag Exchange, 41 Croswell Rd., Columbus, OH 43214. For more information, contact Milo Petruziello at (614) 421-2022 Ext. 206.

This event is sponsored by OEFFA and is part of the 2015 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop series. For more information about other events in the series, go to

Garden Station
509 E. 4th St., Dayton, OH 45402

Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association / (614) 421-2022 /


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