Urban Self Sufficiency – online

Because everything starts at home

Workshop Title: Urban Self-Sufficiency: Because Everything Starts at Home

Duration: 2 hours

Session 1: Introduction (15 minutes)

  • Welcome participants and provide an overview of the workshop.
  • Discuss the importance of urban self-sufficiency and how it starts at home.
  • Set the goals and expectations for the workshop.

Session 2: Understanding Urban Self-Sufficiency (20 minutes)

  • Define the concept of urban self-sufficiency and its relevance in urban environments.
  • Highlight the importance of self-reliance in various aspects of daily life.

Session 3: Growing Your Own Food (25 minutes)

  • Introduction to urban gardening, container gardening, and balcony farming.
  • Tips for selecting appropriate plants, soil, and containers.
  • Discuss the benefits of growing your own food in the city.

Session 4: Sourcing Local Produce (20 minutes)

  • The significance of supporting local farmers and food producers.
  • Strategies for finding and purchasing locally sourced products.
  • Discuss the advantages of fresh, seasonal, and locally produced food.

Session 5: Food Preservation and Storage (25 minutes)

  • Explore methods of food preservation, such as canning, pickling, and freezing.
  • Practical tips for storing and extending the shelf life of food items.
  • How to reduce food waste and make the most of your resources.

Break (10 minutes)

Session 6: Creating an Urban Pantry (20 minutes)

  • The concept of an urban pantry and its role in urban self-sufficiency.
  • How to plan and organize your urban pantry effectively.
  • Examples of essential items to stock.

Session 7: Practical Skills (30 minutes)

  • Demonstrations and hands-on activities related to food preservation and pantry management.
  • Participants can learn preservation techniques and receive guidance on creating a well-organized pantry.

Session 8: Sustainable Living (20 minutes)

  • Discuss broader aspects of urban self-sufficiency, such as energy efficiency and waste reduction.
  • How to incorporate sustainability practices into your daily life.

Session 9: Q&A and Discussion (15 minutes)

  • Open the floor for participants to ask questions and share their experiences.
  • Encourage discussions on challenges and success stories.

Session 10: Conclusion and Next Steps (10 minutes)

  • Summarize the key takeaways from the workshop.
  • Provide additional resources and references for further learning.
  • Encourage participants to set goals for achieving urban self-sufficiency.

Session 11: Evaluation and Feedback (10 minutes)

  • Collect feedback from participants on the workshop.
  • Encourage suggestions for future topics and improvements.
  • Thank participants for their engagement and participation.

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