Ecology Action Offers:
9-Saturdays Summer Course Series Part 1 and Part 2 in 2018!

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Courses Offerings:

PART 1: Introduction to GROW BIOINTENSIVE - Growing Abundance in Your Back Yard

Ecology Action offers 9-Saturdays Summer Course Series Part 1 (nine Saturdays, June 2-July 28) for individuals to learn the essential components that make sustainable agriculture and a highly productive, closed-loop food production system possible in your back yard, using the GROW BIOINTENSIVE Sustainable Mini-Farming technique and a low-technology lifestyle.

Applications for this course series are now being accepted.
Timeline: The program consists of one class per week on Saturday, from 9AM-3PM, June 2 - July 28, 2018.
Cost: $644 per person, including all course materials. Not included: food, lodging, personal travel to and from the site (which will vary per participant), or medical insurance. All participants are responsible for food, lodging, travel and medical expenses associated with their participation in this program.
Application Deadline: May 19, 2018.

Click here to download a full course description, including curriculum and program expenses.

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NEW IN 2018!

PART 2: Garden Planning Simplified - Basic Techniques to Maximize Sustainable Backyard Food Production


Ecology Action offers 9-Saturdays Summer Course Series Part 2 (nine Saturdays, August 18-October 13) for individuals wishing to learn more about designing a complete diet and planning a sustainable vegetable garden or mini-farm using biointensive techniques. During the course you will learn the eight principles of biointensive gardening that will increase your yields, grow your soil and conserve resources for the whole planet, as well as personal diet design and sustainable garden planning. While it is not a required as a prerequisite, completion of Part 1: Introduction to Biointensive (above) will enhance your experience in this course, and is highly recommended.

Applications for this course series are now being accepted.
Timeline: The program consists of one class per week on Saturday, from 9AM-3PM, August 18-October 13, 2018.
Cost: $713 per person, including all course materials. Not included: food, lodging, personal travel to and from the site (which will vary per participant), or medical insurance. All participants are responsible for food, lodging, travel and medical expenses associated with their participation in this program.
Application Deadline: August 1, 2018

Click here to download a full course description, including curriculum and program expenses.

Click here to register.


Course Location:
Ecology Action's Victory Gardens for Peace Mini-Farm

Ecology Action's Victory Gardens for Peace Mini-Farm, Mendocino, CA

Victory Gardens for Peace (Mendocino, CA)

Ecology Action's Victory Gardens for Peace (https://victorygardensforpeace.com/) site in the town of Mendocino, California is situated on the grounds of the Stanford Inn-by-the-Sea, an eco-resort nestled on the cliffs overlooking the confluence of the Big River and the Pacific Ocean. Our program is focused on: developing the GROW BIOINTENSIVE model for our coastal, cool, foggy climate, improving the soil and teaching the GROW BIOINTENSIVE method. There are many challenges at the site that create opportunities to demonstrate practical and effective ways of maximizing resources and managing fertility. There is an inherently good soil here but it underwent years of compaction as a horse paddock. We are working to build soil structure and fertility to restore the soil health. We experiment with growing complete diets and different crop varieties to find which are best suited to this unique growing climate. Our internships are unique and offer a great experience in water conservation, soil fertility management and food raising through the GROW BIOINTENSIVE method.

 

 


Also offered:
2-Month Onsite Summer Internship
4-Month Onsite Internship
8-Month Onsite Internship
8-Month Web-Based Internship
3-Year Apprenticeship


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