Want to build more cold-climate food resilience and security?

Get seriously skilled with our new

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"One of the most powerful actions we can take is to secure even a small measure of responsibility for ourselves,

our local environment,

and our own food supply."

Are you ready to start living a more mindful and
regenerative lifestyle?

Is it important to you to eat locally and cultivate some measure of food security and community?

Do you want to get skilled in ways that add fundamental value and resiliency to your life?


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Taking positive, practical steps toward providing for some of your own needs, while respecting and regenerating the natural environment, will give you the tools and resources you need to gain more security, greater peace of mind, and the comfort of knowing you have the ability to build resiliency in an ever-changing world.

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Over 5185 satisfied students!

"I've spent many, many hours reading, watching videos, and listening to podcasts on gardening and permaculture; one class with Urban Farm School was far more informative and comprehensive. Carmen brings a wealth of education and experience as well as a passion for teaching ... One class could change the way you think about the world around you."                                                                                                                     Amanda K.

"Carmen is a passionate and inspiring instructor, and I always find her workshop presentations engaging and packed with information. Her beautiful gardens are also an amazingly productive work of art. The slides in the presentations are just as striking and abundant content extremely well organized. She is very generous in how she encourages others and shares her extensive knowledge, and I hope to join in with some of her future online classes through the Urban Farm School."                                                                                      Christine G.

"I've had the pleasure of learning from Carmen as a part of the online Permaculture Design program through Verge Permaculture as well as through Urban Farm School. The depth, breadth & beauty of her content is matched by her passion in sharing that knowledge.  Anyone looking to expand their proficiency in growing food locally and attaining high-yields in a resilient way would benefit from Carmen's mastery. I am so grateful to have learned so much from her in a short period of time. I'm looking forward to participating in future workshops and courses with Carmen."                                                                                                      Amy R.


"I learned a ton of valuable information during Urban Farm School's class on Soil Health! Carmen has so much rich knowledge to share, and I definitely plan on taking more classes. I highly recommend Urban Farm School!"                                                                                                                                                         Marisa S.


The Cold Climate Food Forest course I took was amazingly comprehensive! Learning from nature's design, the importance of diversity in the soil, how to create "guilds" (companion planting on steroids!) and so much more- Through Carmen's years of experience and her practical approach, I feel very well prepared to start my own cold-climate food forest, and have gained a wealth of information that will serve me for many years to come. Highly recommended!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Maryke S.


"I took an Introduction to Beekeeping course with Urban Farm School just for fun...I loved it so much I set up two hives the following week and have had a great time learning (and eating honey!)"                     Jen G.


"Find me a better teacher- I dare you!  The incredible content and information I was exposed to during the 2-week Permaculture Design Certification course was overwhelmingly insightful and life-changing, and I'm deeply impressed and appreciative of Carmen's knowledge, wisdom and care. I don't fully know where this will take me yet, but I'm so grateful that I took a chance on this course. Thank you!"                                 Daniel Z.


"After growing tomatoes for 20 years, I took Urban Farm School's tomato-growing class in the spring. I finally have a large harvest of gorgeous tomatoes! I'm so happy! Thank you!"                                                  Louise F.