Our mission is to transform communities by providing them with accessible nutritionally rich food items to improve their over all health. These efforts are also supported by our training and educational activities. Theses activities assist the community in conceptualizing the value of environmental stewardship.
Five Month Training Program– The commercial Urban Agriculture Training Program will help you to manage your own farming business, while allowing you to learn on-site; actually practicing the hands-on skills needed to profitably farm in the city. The course is a series of five weekend seminars, running January through May, and takes place at Rid-All’s training facilities in Cleveland, Ohio. The training facilities at Rid-All include greenhouses, training gardens, aquaponics systems, large-scale vermicompost and composting, anaerobic digestion, and food distribution.
Weekend Workshops– Workshops are intensive, hands-on training offering diverse groups the opportunity to learn, plan, develop, operate, and sustain community food projects. Project participants leave the three-day workshops with improved skills that they can take back into their communities and pass on to others. These workshops are for both rural and urban projects.
Individual Workshops– Any of our weekend workshop sessions may be attended as an individual “day only” session. These sessions will be held on Saturdays only during the weekends of our Three Day Workshops. The topics taught during these sessions will match the materials being taught during our weekend workshops.
Weekend training dates and programs:
- January 13th – 15th – Urban Agriculture Workshop Pt. 1 (Aquaponics)
- February 10th – 12th – Urban Agriculture Workshop Pt. 2 (Composting)
- March 10 – 12th – Urban Farming (Business Development, GAP, & Permaculture)
- April 7 – 9th – Food Security, Social Justice, & Advocating for Policy Change
- May 12th – 14th – Urban Agriculture (Environmental Science Project Development & Programming)