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Urban farming tips offered in workshops

Kari Spencer, a Master Gardener and instructor in the Urban Farming department at SWIHA who with her family owns and operates The Micro Farm Project, will bring her experience and expertise to the Desert Song Healing Arts Center for a series of community classes this month.

First up is “Composting: From Table to Garden to Table,” 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19. Cost is $15, and pre-registration is preferred.

Then try your hand at “Growing Food–The Basics,” which takes place 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 9, 16 and 23. The full three-week series is $99; bring a friend for only an additional $50.

And finally, learn more about “Raising Back Yard Chickens,” 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26. Cost is $15, and pre-registration is preferred.

In addition, the Desert Song hosts the program, “Jump Start Your Spring Garden with Greg Peterson,” 10:20-11:50 a.m. Friday, April 4. Peterson, owner of The Urban Farm in North Central Phoenix, is a green living and sustainability innovator who is well known regionally. This is a free class, however a $10 donation is requested.

Desert Song Healing Arts Center is located at 3232 N. 20th St. To register, call 602-265-8222. For more information, visit www.desertsongyoga.com.

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