In its fourth year, Urban Growth Bounty offer Portlanders a fun, affordable way to dive into urban homesteading
through classes. With more than 30 classes on the roster for 2012, UGB will explore everything from cheesemaking to beekeeping to urban gardening to food preservation. This year sees a great mix of old favorites and exciting new
subject matter — everything a city-dweller needs to know to make food a more considered part of their life.
Organized by the City of Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, these classes allow participants to take
advantage of the diverse benefits — budgetary, community-oriented, and environmental — that come from a closer
connection to food. The City’s expert partners hold classes in venues throughout the city, and students enjoy both
high-quality instruction and the opportunity to meet others who share their interests.
The Urban Growth Bounty series has educated thousands of Oregonians about the ins and outs of urban agriculture
since its start in 2009. Courses span from February to the end of July, and take participants from planning a garden all the way to preserving its fruits. For detailed Urban Growth Bounty 2012 descriptions and registration information, visit www.portlandonline.com/bps/ugb or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.