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Organics & Compost Making Workshop

July 12, 2014 @ 8:00 am - July 13, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

liz with emerging farmers in veg garden

  • DATE: 12 & 13 July 2014
  • VENUE: Blue Sky Organics olive farm, Van Wyksdorp, Klein Karoo (Between Barrydale and Ladismith)
  • CONTACT: Liz Eglington at 028 5812014 or via email.
  • CONTENT: This workshop takes place on a certified organic farm which has been farming organically for 16 years, and covers theoretical and practical instruction.

Who is the workshop aimed at?

1    Farmers and smallholders
2    Consumers wanting to grow their own food
3    Retailers and Health practitioners wanting to understand the constructs of Organic in order to educate themselves and their clients.

The workshop covers the following:

  1. Why Organic? The devastation wreaked on the Planet, humans and animals as we moved AWAY from organic.
  2. In depth study of the structure of HEALTHY soil. Types of soil, PH and what it means, soil minerals and what causes imbalances- and how this affects our health and soil health, understanding the ratios and relationships.
  3. Micro-organisms- what they are, what they do and their essential co-existence in soil with each other and with plants.
  4. Roots. How they work, how they take up minerals and nutrients, and their relationships with each other and the micro-organisms that live on them.
  5. Compost- what is it and what is it not. Different types of compost, and how to make them. How to measure them, and use them. Practical compost making.

Delegates leave with a full training pack, and access to me via phone and/or internet for follow up advice.

Details

Start:
July 12, 2014 @ 8:00 am
End:
July 13, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Blue Sky Organics olive farm
Van Wyksdorp
Klein Karoo,
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