[Central Coast CA Permaculture] Farming in The City An Evening Lecture at Ayni Gallery, Santa Barbara (January 20)

Diego Footer diego at permaculturevoices.com
Tue Dec 29 06:50:20 PST 2015

*​​Urban Farmer Curtis Stone launches his first book, The Urban Farmer,
with stops throughout California. *

*Join him in Santa Barbara on January 20 for an evening lecture - Farming
in the City, Q&A, a book signing, and socializing at the Ayni Gallery. *

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Ayni Gallery
216 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA  93101

Farming in the City
In this presentation, Urban Farmer Curtis Stone will take you on a tour of
his one third of an acre urban farm, where you will get an inside look at
the day to day operations of the farm from vegetable production to sales.

Curtis will show how he farms commercially, and profitably, in backyards
and on small plots of land in the city, land that he doesn't own.  You'll
learn about the methods and techniques that Curtis has used over the last
six years to grow his sales and profits.  You will also see how the social,
ecological, and economic benefits of his farm have had a net positive
impact in the neighborhoods he farms in.

Curtis started the farm in 2010 for less than $10,000 and has grown the
farms sales and profits ever since, proving that you don't need a lot of
money or land to farm profitably.

The presentation will be followed up by Q&A.

We are requesting a $5 donation to benefit Permaculture Voices.  You
can pre-register
or pay at the door.

*This talk is an introduction to the full day Profitable Urban Farming
workshops which will take place In Oakland on January 16, Sonoma on January
17, Pasadena on January 21, and San Diego on January 22. *

*For more information on those workshops visit

When and Where:
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Ayni Gallery
216 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA  93101

*About Curtis Stone:*
Curtis Stone is an urban farmer, author, speaker and consultant. His area
of expertise is in quick growing, high value annual vegetables for direct
consumer market streams. His book,* The Urban Farmer,* demonstrates organic
intensive techniques with a focus on business and systems to stream line
labor and production. He offers a new way to think about farming. One where
quality of life and profitability coexist.

You can learn more about Curtis in this interview, Profitable Urban Farming
with Curtis Stone at: permaculturevoices.com/26


*About The Urban Farmer book:*

There are over 40 million acres of lawn in North America. In their current
form, these unproductive expanses of grass represent a significant
financial and environmental cost. However, viewed through a different lens,
they can also be seen as a tremendous source of opportunity. Access to land
is a major barrier for many people who want to enter the agricultural
sector, and urban and suburban yards have huge potential for would-be
farmers wanting to become part of this growing movement.

The Urban Farmer is a comprehensive, hands-on, practical manual to help you
learn the techniques and business strategies you need to make a good living
growing high-yield, high-value crops right in your own backyard (or someone

*“The Urban Farmer is simply the best guide out there for anyone wanting to
grow vegetables for market. Chock full of practical information on costs,
business planning, the best crops to grow, how much land to farm, growing
techniques, and how to develop markets, this book covers it all.”Toby
Hemenway, author of Gaia's Garden and The Permaculture City“I have no
hesitation in saying that The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone is one of the
most important, and overdue, books on urban agriculture ever published. It
is simultaneously deeply visionary and immensely practical.” Rob Hopkins,
Founder of the Transition Movement*

Learn more about the 2016 Book Tour at

*Questions?  Email info at permaculturevoices.com
<info at permaculturevoices.com>*

Founder, Permaculture Voices
PV3 | March 2-5, 2016 | San Diego
Tickets for PV3 are on sale now <http://www.permaculturevoices.com/pv3>.
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