Soil, Plant, and Farm Methodology Course

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 3:00pm
Bell Street Chapel, 5 Bell Street Providence RI

Presented by John Kenny, Big Train Farm

Hosted by Bell Street Chapel and Young Farmer Network

The seventh annual (2018) spring course for farmers, gardeners, and others interested in the world of soil and plant health and function. This course covers foundational and current soil science, crop science, and soil maintenance principles with a focus on organic-farming methodology.

For Who? This material will be accessible and stimulating for any kind of grower from any background (farming, gardening, etc). Although the material may be challenging for the beginner it will be presented with an introductory focus.

Where Abouts?  Bell Street Chapel, 5 Bell Street Providence RI

What Days and Time? Two consecutive Saturdays:  March 31st and April 7th.  Two classes will be presented each day.  We will begin promptly at 3pm.  Each class will be 1.5 – 2 hours with a break in between.  To summarize: each day begins at 3pm and wraps up around 7 or 7:30pm.

What’s the Charge?  Course is $75-150, please pay what you can afford.   Payment is due before or at the first class session.

Checks may be mailed to PO 336 N Scituate RI 02857, made out to Big Train Farm

How Do I Register? Please make sure you are available for both days of class before registering.  They are complementary. Then e-mail us ( and we will register you for the course!

Instructor?  Classes are led by Big Train Farm owner/manager John Kenny.  John has over 15 years of experience as an organic farmer as well as an academic background in biology and chemistry.  John approaches this course with a farmer to farmer/gardner focus.  All though the course is science-heavy it will be presented in familiar context and analogy.  

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