2013 Sustainable Small Farms & Backyards Course

Sustainable Small Farms & Backyards

Millie Davenport
Home & Garden Information Center

Are you interested in learning the basics of how to have a small farm in your own back yard? If so, come join us for a 6-week course to learn the basics on how to care for livestock and honey bees and how to grow your own fruits and vegetables. We will even provide information on how to sell the excess crops you produce! Clemson Extension's Livestock & Forages team and the Home & Garden Information Center will offer classes beginning April18th.

Clemson - Classes will meet weekly through May 23rd on Thursday from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. Classes will meet at Clemson University in room E-142 of the P&A building. Contact Millie Davenport at MDAVENP@clemson.edu or (864) 656-9999. Register

Florence - Classes will meet weekly through May 23rd on Thursday from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. Classes will be held at the Pee Dee Research and Education Center in Florence. Contact Lee Van Vlake at rii@clemson.edu or (843) 661-4800. Register

County/Area Extension Agents and State Extension Specialist will deliver information on beekeeping basics, livestock (cattle, goats and chickens), forages, fruit and vegetable gardening, and marketing.

Class space is limited, so sign-up now! The registration fee of $150 covers 6 classes, lesson materials, an optional field trip (weather permitting).

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This information is supplied with the understanding that no discrimination is intended and no endorsement by the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service is implied. All recommendations are for South Carolina conditions and may not apply to other areas. Use pesticides only according to the directions on the label. All recommendations for pesticide use are for South Carolina only and were legal at the time of publication, but the status of registration and use patterns are subject to change by action of state and federal regulatory agencies. Follow all directions, precautions and restrictions that are listed.