9-Saturdays Summer Course Series and the GardenCorps Program

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Course Descriptions

Growing Your Biointensive Skillset

Timeline: The program consists of one class per week on Saturday, from 9AM-4PM, June 1 - July 27, 2024.
Cost: $625 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: Feb 23, 2024.

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The GardenCorps Program

Program not offered in 2024.

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:

8-Month Onsite Internship
8-Month Web-Based Internship

3-Year Apprenticeship