The Urban Farming Institute offers classes for all ages! From basic seed starting to advance hydroponics & aquaponics!
Homeschool Programming (School Age Students) – Enrolling Now for Spring
We offer weekly classes for 3rd grade and up. Our innovative classes meet the Florida Sunshine Standards and are STEAM based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math) and are offered to homeschool students.
Students have the opportunity to experience a unique learning environment full of wonder and excitement found only in our Field Station. Our facility is located at the UFI main campus in Oakland Park.
The Growers Academy offers a distinctive program, in an outdoor setting, taught by educational professionals in the areas of biology, food science, nutrition, and exercise. Each class will be taught over 10 weeks with 30 hours of instruction.
Hydroponics (Teens & Adults) – Starting in January
Hydroponic growing in the tropics. This is an outdoor class with lots of hands-on activities. We’ll work on starting seeds, growth characteristics, planting strategies, care, and feeding during the grow and flower phase, harvest, and post-harvest practices.
Regenerative Gardening (Teens & Adults) – Starting in January
Regenerative Gardening in the Tropics returns this January to the Urban Farming Institute of Oakland Park!
Rich discussions and hands-on activities will shed light on the principles of permaculture, regenerative landscape design, sustainable soil building, integrated pest management, composting, vermicomposting (with worms!), amending the waste stream, simple and effective plant propagation, creating your own seed bank, and how to transform your backyard into a beautiful and productive food forest system.
Kid’s Garden Fridays! (Pre-School) – Starting in January
Kid’s Fridays on the Farm is created for parents, grandparents, and caretakers in our community who want to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather in the tropics while learning, growing, and connecting with nature and neighbors.