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Five reasons City Farm School is the best.

You may remember lots of talk about vegetables here last Fall. Well I'm back at Concordia University's City Farm School this Spring and I just wanted to tell you a little more about what you learn there. The Farm School is open to students and non-students (and people much older than students) throughout the year. You have to commit to a set number of hours of work in the garden, selling produce at the Farmers' market and attending workshops and there is a fee (bursaries available) but here is why it's so great:

1. The People.
Jackie Martin and Chesley Walsh are co-ordinators here and I'm very impressed not just with their knowledge but with their patience - the best kind of teachers. Come rain or shine they are enthusiastic and it's infectious. Plus they have an excellent cast of experts who visit to teach us about everything from beekeeping to food forests.
But your fellow apprentices on the market gardener or medicinal herbs courses are also likely to be ins…

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