Sep 21 - Oct 11, 2020
In this course you'll examine the life-blood of any successful urban agriculture business operation: cash-flow, efficiencies and forecasts. These granular details may be less romantic than digging your hands in the dirt, but they can help you succeed long term. The next time you read headlines like "Couple makes $85,000 a year on a 1.4 acre lot" or "$1,000 a week from a front yard garden" you'll know how they did it!
This course isn't only useful for those striving to make a profit, however. Hobbyists, amateurs and others will also benefit from learning about the tools used in the business world. We will examine ways to minimize start-up costs, how to comply with local city codes and ensure that you define the strengths and weaknesses of your planned enterprise. We will also consider the future of urban agriculture overall based on what's happening right now.
Urban Agricultural Business Overview
After completing this course, you'll be able to:
- Calculate basic crop costs.
- Compare ideal and minimal purchases needed to start a garden.
- Analyze movement patterns for efficiency.
- Practice discovery and compliance with local codes.
- Evaluate strengths and weaknesses of your hypothetical operation.
- Construct a value curve of different products utilizing your chosen crop.
- Identify key issues facing the future of food.
Take the Whole Series
This course is part of our Online Urban Agriculture Program. Other courses in the series include:
- Free Introduction to Urban Agriculture
- Urban Agriculture Systems
- Growing in Urban Environments
- Urban Agricultural Business
You can take this course by itself, or sign up for the whole series to save 10%!