Clemson University

Sustainable Small Farms & Backyard Course - Florence

Are you interested in learning the basics of how to have a small farm in your own back yard? If so, come join us for a 6-week course to learn the basics on how to care for livestock and honey bees and how to grow your own fruits and vegetables. We will even provide information on how to sell the excess crops you produce! Clemson Extension's Livestock & Forages team and the Home & Garden Information Center will offer classes beginning April18th.

Classes will meet weekly through May 23rd on Thursday from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. Classes will be held at the Pee Dee Research and Education Center in Florence. County/Area Extension Agents and State Extension Specialist will deliver information on beekeeping basics, livestock (cattle, goats and chickens), forages, fruit and vegetable gardening, and marketing. Class space is limited, so sign-up now! The registration fee of $150 covers 6 classes, lesson materials, an optional field trip (weather permitting).

Questions? Contact Lee Van Vlake at or (843) 661-4800.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Pee Dee Research and Education Center

Event Type

Seminars, Garden Events


Cooperative Extension Service, Centers and Institutes, Florence, Pee Dee Research and Education Center, Livestock and Forages

Target Audience

General Public, Students, Staff, Alumni, Parents/Guests




Contact Name:

Lee Van Vlake

Contact Phone:

(843) 661-4800

Contact Email:


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