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Take a class and green up your winter!

OSU Extension-Cuyahoga County is now enrolling residents interested in learning the skills to grow food, build communities, and engage in the local food movement with two training programs in winter 2010.

To begin growing for profit, the Market Gardener Training Program teaches a foundation of business planning, horticulture, and marketing in twelve intensive weeks and prepares agricultural entrepreneurs to sell to restaurants and small grocers.

The Dig In! Community Gardener Training Program prepares motivated community leaders to create healthy opportunities in their neighborhoods, schools, or organizations. A series of eight classes teach the skills to organize the people, select and prepare the land, and grow delicious fruits and vegetables in a community garden.

Information sessions are scheduled at two Cleveland Public Libraries:

Monday December 14, 6:30-7:30pm at Langston Hughes branch (10200 Superior Ave.) Thursday December 17, 6:30-7:30 at  Carnegie West Branch (1900 Fulton Rd.)

To register for an information session or request an application, call 216-429-8224 or email, or visit the website at (Article taken from Neighborhood Connections eNews 12/3/09)

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