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The Ecology Action's 3-Day GROW BIOINTENSIVE Sustainable Mini-Farming Workshops Will be held on
March 27-29, 2020 and November 6-8, 2020

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A group of workshop participants at Ecology Action's research mini-farm in Willits, CA.


This is an example of a successful Biointensive compost pile,
one of the building blocks of a healthy and sustainable organic garden.


Ecology Action's research mini-farm -
one of the oldest operating sustainable research gardens in the country.

The 3-day workshop is based on the sustainable gardening classic "How to Grow More Vegetables" now in its 9th edition.
Ecology Action Director and Workshop Leader
John Jeavons


Workshop Poster

Ecology Action Fall 3 Day Workshop Poster








John Jeavons, best-selling author of "How to Grow More Vegetables"
(600,000+ copies sold) teaches in-depth course on growing food and fertile soil!


WILLITS, CA - Ecology Action and John Jeavons Present: our biannual 3-Day GROW BIOINTENSIVE® Sustainable Mini-Farming Workshop in Willits, CA, on March 27-29, 2020.


GROW BIOINTENSIVE is the original regenerative, sustainable, organic agriculture, rooted in heritage farm-craft and proven with science. Bestselling author, farmer, and Ecology Action Director John Jeavons and Ecology Action farm staff will share the skills they have grown over 46 years of developing, using and teaching this wonderfully productive small-scale food-growing system.


In just 3 days, you'll learn how to use up to 66% less water, save up to 94% in energy, and grow soil up to 60 times faster than nature - all while increasing your garden yields - plus much more.


John Jeavons and Ecology Action developed the unique GROW BIOINTENSIVE Sustainable Mini-Farming method over 48 years, based on centuries-old agricultural principles that enable you to feed yourself by feeding your soil with healthy, nutrient-rich compost grown on-site. Not all compost is equal: better compost means better soil, better water and nutrient retention, and higher yields. At our 3-Day Workshop you will learn how to craft powerful "soil food" so that you add more nutrients to your garden than you take out each season. If you're interested in learning about proven ways to grow a great soil and abundant harvest in less space with less water, energy, and fertilizer – not new fads but time-tested approaches – we would love to see you this fall.


Whether you're a backyard gardener or a market farmer, this workshop will build skills that will last a lifetime. Come, have fun in beautiful Mendocino Country, and learn How to Grow More Vegetables (and other crops) than you ever thought possible, on less land, and with less water than you can imagine!


Save $50 on registration if you sign up by February 27. Cost is $325 per person if you register by February 27 and $375 per person if you register between February 28 - March 26. Registration closes March 26.  Admission includes three catered vegan lunches, a vegan networking dinner, and a workshop manual. Required publications need to be purchased, if you do not already own them. For complete information, and to register for this workshop, go to: 

Or contact:

Ecology Action

5798 Ridgewood Road

Willits, CA 95490-9730

(707) 459-0150 · (707) 459-5409 (fax)

About Ecology Action

Ecology Action is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, established in 1971. Our mission is to teach people worldwide to better feed themselves while building and preserving the soil and conserving resources. You can read a recent article about our work here:



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Event Name: Ecology Action's GROW BIOINTENSIVE® 3-Day Workshop
Category: Workshop (Farm, Garden, Agriculture, Sustainability, Green Lifestyle)
Dates: March 1-3 (Friday through Sunday)
Location: Willits, CA 95490
Venues: Ecology Action Mini-Farm Site at the Golden Rule Community
Telephone Number: 707.459.0150
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To help Eric and Renee get to Senegal with tools and supplies to help Lamine and Fatou at Oasis GROW BIOINTENSIVE, you can donate online at:

Or you can send a check made out to Ecology Action with "Senegal" in the memo line to:

Ecology Action
5798 Ridgewood Road
Willits, CA 95490

Thank you so much for your help! Together, we make all the difference in the world!

For further information, please contact:
Eric Buteyn, Farm Manager, Ecology Action, Willits, CA

Ecology Action of the Mid-Peninsula has been a small 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization since 1971.

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