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R.U.F.
Regenerative Urban Farming™
Training & Workshops

"Empowering the community through education to restore balance to life."

Our goal is to provoke resource consciousness in the members of our community. R.U.F.: Regenerative Urban Farming™ is a workshop that can be taken in person or virtually. The course includes in field learning and building. Each course reviews our relationship between our natural resources and growing food. Agriculture is the seed of life and we aim to empower our community with the knowledge of growing food sustainably. 

For our virtual courses we currently offer 2 plans. You can choose the entire 7 module course or a single module to suit your needs!!

2022 
Grow Season

2023
Grow Season

R.U.F.: Regenerative Urban Farming™ is a free, exceptional workshop developed by Ma'at Urban Agriculture & Industries™. The program covers a wide range of topics, from soil and water ecology to sustainable agriculture and natural garden maintenance. By empowering individuals with knowledge and skills, the program promotes activism for change and aims to build a stronger and more resilient community. Ma'at Urban Agriculture & Industries™ specializes in promoting sustainable living through urban agriculture and plans to establish The Ma'at Regenerative Urban Farm Network™ to promote food security in the community. By turning common places like back yards, schools, and parks into growing spaces we will create more sources of food, education, and mental & physical well-being.

The program offers employment opportunities to those who complete the full course, including youth, disabled persons, veterans, and ex-felons. R.U.F.: Regenerative Urban Farming™ equips participants with the skills they need to succeed in the rapidly trending market of regenerative agriculture practices.

One unique aspect of the program is the creation of a network of urban farms that collaborate to guarantee food security in the community. This model distributes the responsibility of food production among multiple individuals, minimizing the possibility of crop failure due to unforeseen circumstances.

 

This 2024 grow year we will be teaching 7 workshops from April to October at Belmont Beach in the Haughville area! Dates will be announced at the end of February!

For a more comprehensive learning experience, a 7 module virtual course is offered for $125.00, or individual modules for $25.00 each.

R.U.F.: Regenerative Urban Farming™ is an innovative program that aims to promote sustainability practices and build a healthier, more sustainable future for all.

Please Register today and get started on your road to a R.U.F.: Regenerative Urban Farming™!


Individual Courses

Below you will find individual course descriptions as
well as their virtual course codes to use for reg
istration.

Soil Ecology

SE101

An in depth study of; what soil is, its relationship to our human lives, life the impact of soil health on all life on this planet, the current global soil crisis and how we can remedy it with regenerative techniques.

Importance of Soil: How healthy soil impacts humans, plants, animals, the planet, and politics.
Soil Components: Macro & Micro nutrients, and organisms in the soil that make it healthy.
Natural Soil Additives & Fertilizers: regenerative methods that increase soil and plant health.

Regenerative and Sustainable Agriculture

RA101

An introduction to regenerative & sustainable 

agriculture and how these methods impact the environment and our lives

 

Hügelkultur Method: A closer look at Hügelkultur growing and the significance of each layer of organic 

materials used.

Hügelkultur Benefits: The benefits of Hügelkultur to soil health, water conservation, plant health, and 

increased plant yields.

Sustainable Container Gardens: Container gardens made out of sustainable materials, how they are 

made, and the benefits of each.

Planting & Growing Basics

PB101

The key information needed when planning your grow space from determining plant yield needs to natural complementary planting methods that reduce pests while increasing yields.

Planting Timeline: When and how  to start growing from seeds, per plant cultivar and how grow zones 

impact plant growth.

Plant Yields: Understanding growth time and how much to plant, per person within a given area.

Intercropping: Regenerative intercropping basics, benefits, and best practices.

Harvesting Basics

HB101

A general guide on how to harvest specific plants and what can be done with harvested crops. 

Plant Specific Harvesting: Knowing when, why, and how to harvest specific plants.

End of Season Harvesting: How harvesting changes at the end of plants grow cycle and howto 

prepare your garden for next season

Harvest Meals: Learning how to eat and cook with garden crops, food canning and preservation 

methods that allow for food storage over the winter.

Water Ecology

WE101

A deep look inside the water crisis, our relationship to water, its role in maintaining  life, and sustainable methods of water use & recycling.

Importance of Water: A look at water's role in our lives and how our interactions affect it. 

Water Nutrients: How water components affect us and how we impact clean freshwater. 

Water Regeneration: How to integrate natural water regeneration and conservation methods into your life.

Foundational Understanding of Plants

FP101

A general understanding of common plant cultivars, the 

significance of their unique anatomy, and the requirements needed for specific plants to provide the greatest yield. 

Plant Identification: The basics of common plant cultivars and plant anatomy and why they are 

important for growing.

Plant Specific Information: In depth information and tips specific to common crops and how this 

information can impact crop yields.

Plant Nutrition and requirements: The basic nutrient requirements for common garden vegetables 

and the natural sources of those nutrients. 

Natural Garden Maintenance

NG101

A guide to garden maintenance techniques that use natural and 

organic materials to treat the soil, add nutrients to plants, and reduce pests. 

Maintenance Basics: The best practices of gardening and basic garden tool usage.

Defoliation: An explanation of defoliation vs pruning, how its beneficial to high yield growth, and plant 

specific information.

Pests: Identifying common garden pests, their crop of choice, and natural repellents.

Natural Maintenance Methods & Aids: Active & passive natural pests/disease control tips, natural mixtures & solutions with the ingredients, and usage directions. 

Choose your pricing plan

  • Full Virtual Course

    125$
    Full 7 Module Course
    Valid for 2 years
    • 7 R.U.F.: Regenerative Urban FarmingVirtual Workshop Modules
  • 1 Virtual Module

    25$
    1 Single Virtual Module of Your Choice
    Valid for one year
    • 1 Sustainable Saturday Virtual Workshop Module
Virtual Plans
  • Mini R.U.F.: Regenerative Urban Farming Workshops (Planting & Soil)
    Mini R.U.F.: Regenerative Urban Farming Workshops (Planting & Soil)
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jun 22
    Belmont Beach
    Jun 22, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Belmont Beach , 2020 N White River Pkwy Dr W, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Jun 22, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Belmont Beach , 2020 N White River Pkwy Dr W, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Join us for 1 of 7 Mini R.U.F.: Regenerative Urban Farming Workshops hosted by Friends of Belmont Beach! We will cover everything you need to know to grow from seed to final winter harvesting and preservation! Join us the third Saturday of each month from April to October!
  • The R.U.F: Regenerative Urban Farming™ Certification Workshop
    The R.U.F: Regenerative Urban Farming™ Certification Workshop
    Sat, Apr 27
    16 Tech
    Apr 27, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    16 Tech, 1220 Waterway Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Apr 27, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    16 Tech, 1220 Waterway Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Get Certified as a R.U.F: Regenerative Urban Farmer™ through our SARE/USDA backed program!
  • Djheuty Garden Day of Community Works
    Djheuty Garden Day of Community Works
    Sat, Mar 30
    Private Garden, Location Sent upon RSVP
    Mar 30, 2024, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
    Private Garden, Location Sent upon RSVP
    Mar 30, 2024, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
    Private Garden, Location Sent upon RSVP
    Join us for a Day of Building, Growing, & Learning as we prepare this space for this year's season. Learn while you give back to a cause bigger than you!
  • Family Harvest Festival at Djheuty Garden
    Family Harvest Festival at Djheuty Garden
    Sat, Oct 28
    Private location, address will be emailed.
    Oct 28, 2023, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Private location, address will be emailed.
    Oct 28, 2023, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Private location, address will be emailed.
    Join us for an event that is centered around family!! Join us for our first fundraising event of the year! *This event is at a private location and the address will be sent upon ticket purchase*
  • Sustainable Saturdays  6/10
    Sustainable Saturdays  6/10
    Sat, Jun 10
    Belmont Beach
    Jun 10, 2023, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Belmont Beach, 2020 N White River Pkwy Dr W, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Jun 10, 2023, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Belmont Beach, 2020 N White River Pkwy Dr W, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Join Ma'at Urban Agriculture & Industry and MA'AT 9 INC for a family friendly day of self-sufficiency education, healthy food preparation, guest speakers, & community service!
  • Sustainable Saturdays
    Sustainable Saturdays
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, May 13
    Belmont Beach
    May 13, 2023, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Belmont Beach, 2020 N White River Pkwy Dr W, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    May 13, 2023, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Belmont Beach, 2020 N White River Pkwy Dr W, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Join Ma'at Urban Agriculture & Industry and MA'AT 9 INC for a family friendly day of self-sufficiency education, healthy food preparation, guest speakers, & community service!
  • Sustainable Saturdays
    Sustainable Saturdays
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Sep 17
    Evolve Education Center
    Sep 17, 2022, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Evolve Education Center , 3202 42nd St, Indianapolis, IN 46205, USA
    Sep 17, 2022, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Evolve Education Center , 3202 42nd St, Indianapolis, IN 46205, USA
    Join Ma'at Urban Agriculture & Industry, MA'AT 9 INC, Evolve Group International, and Plant to Plate Project for a day of self sufficiency education, healthy food preparation, guest speakers, & community service!
  • Volunteer Tree Planting Day
    Volunteer Tree Planting Day
    Sun, Apr 24
    Indianapolis
    Apr 24, 2022, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Indianapolis, 3202 E 42nd St, Indianapolis, IN 46205, USA
    Apr 24, 2022, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Indianapolis, 3202 E 42nd St, Indianapolis, IN 46205, USA
  • Basic Firearm Training
    Basic Firearm Training
    Sat, Feb 05
    Flanner House Gym
    Feb 05, 2022, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Flanner House Gym, 2424 Doctor M.L.K. Jr St, Indianapolis, IN 46208, USA
    Feb 05, 2022, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Flanner House Gym, 2424 Doctor M.L.K. Jr St, Indianapolis, IN 46208, USA
    This is a 4 hour course where you will learn the basics in firearm safety, situational training, and firearm laws.
  • Extensive Certified Firearm Training
    Extensive Certified Firearm Training
    Sat, Jan 15
    Flanner House Gym
    Jan 15, 2022, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Flanner House Gym, 2424 Doctor M.L.K. Jr St, Indianapolis, IN 46208, USA
    Jan 15, 2022, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Flanner House Gym, 2424 Doctor M.L.K. Jr St, Indianapolis, IN 46208, USA
    This is a 8 hour course where you will you'll get an in-depth lesson in firearm safety, situational training, and firearm laws. You will receive a certificate of completion and a handbook to reference.
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