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2021 Urban Homestead Expo

Saturday, April 17, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Calling all backyard gardeners, urban homesteaders, and hobby farmers! Do you want to step up your sustainability game? Interested in moving beyond Attend the Urban Homestead Expo to learn from our experts.
Presented by: Utah State University Extension and the Jordan Valley Conservation Garden Park
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. The $10 registration covers the entire day, but you will only be able to attend one breakout per timeslot. Once registration closes, all participants will be sent a link for a website containing all of the session connection information. Sessions subject to change.

9am Sessions
• Crop Rotation
• Common Pests of Tomatoes
• Backyard Chickens
• Ornamental Grasses in the Landscape

12pm Sessions
• Vegetable diseases on pepper, onion, squash, potato and beans
• Rotational Grazing for Urban Homesteaders
• Secrets to Successful Soil
• Intro to Localscapes

3pm Sessions
• Extending the growing season with a homemade high tunnel
• Composting/Manure Management
• Edible Landscape Plants

10am Sessions
• Risk and Hazard in relation to IRAC and WHO/EPA Glyphosate findings
• Cover Crops
• Home Sausage/Jerky Making
• Foodscaping

1pm Sessions
• Soap Making
• Pruning
• Organic Gardening
• Localscapes Best Perennials, Trees and Shrubs

4pm Sessions
• Solar Cooking
• Rain Barrels/Water Harvesting
• Getting Outside! (Getting Kids and Families Outdoors)
• Pollinators and Attracting Wildlife

11am Sessions
• High altitude gardening
• Homestead layout: planning, infrastructure, equipment, and materials.
• Raising Meat Rabbits
• Saving the Monarchy: One Milkweed at a Time

2pm Sessions
• Getting Started with Home Canning
• Beekeeping 101
• Weed Management Basics
• Dry Shade Landscaping