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December 6, 2012
Select the best crops to grow in your urban space. And maybe develop a niche market too!

Agricultural Plant Selection  
for Urban Gardens


Whether in your backyard, balcony, brownfield or greenfield, fruits, vegetables, grains and herbs can be grown for you or as a marketed crop. Learn about growing locations, potential issues, niche markets and best crop options. Start planning now; Spring is around the corner!


This 12-week online course can be taken on its own or as part of the Sustainable Urban Agriculture Certificate. 


Ag Plant Selection starts on Monday, January 7, 2013. Register now.


Additional Courses starting January 7, 2013 

  • Fundamentals of the Role of Plants in Urban Sustainability      Learn how growing ornamental and food gardens contribute to personal, environmental and community health, and create community networks.
    • Ecology of Gardens and Landscapes in an Urban Environment

Examine the differences between ‘natural green’ and urban green – and the implications of those differences for people living in urban spaces.


    • Food Processing for Urban Gardeners

Now you’ve grown it, save it for next year. Learn to safely can, dry and freeze your produce.

The early bird registration fee ends tomorrow (December 7, 2012)!
Register today, or tomorrow, and take advantage of the $595 early bird fee. 


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Centre for Open Learning and Educational Support
University of Guelph
Room 160, Johnston Hall
Guelph Ontario Canada N1G 2W1

519-767-5000  – –

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