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Announcing Ecology Action's 3-Day Workshops in "GROW BIOINTENSIVE" Sustainable Mini-Farming.

  • February 27 - March 1 Willits, California 2009
  • Novermber 6-8, Willits, California 2009

This course offers an excellent opportunity to acquire a wealth of information on the most efficient gardening method we know. The information has been gathered from over twenty-five years of research. GROW BIOINTENSIVEsm is currently in use in over 100 countries around the world.

The 3-Day Workshop is an in-depth study of GROW BIOINTENSIVE Mini-Farming appropriate to a more self-reliant lifestyle and for work in developing countries.

The program will consist of lecture, discussion and demonstration, and will include a full range of information on Sustainability and Efficient Resource Use, Crops and Diet, Fertilization, Compost and Compost Crops, Soil Preparation and Preservation, Seed Propagation, and Income, as well as the perspective to tie all these together. The workshop content covers introductory, intermediate and advanced material. Five-sixths of this workshop is in lecture and classroom work. One afternoon will be devoted to demonstrations in the Common Ground Research Garden/Mini-Farm; a few participants may be able to try their hand at double-digging, pricking out and/or transplanting.

Just as GROW BIOINTENSIVE Mini-Farming functions as a whole system rather than isolated techniques, this workshop constitutes a whole, with each section building on previous sections; it is therefore important to attend the entire workshop. Transportation should be scheduled so that participants can remain through 5 p.m. on Sunday.

In order to ensure that everyone leaves the workshop with the fullest range and depth of information possible, we must assume that all participants have read the publications listed under Required Reading on the attached sheet. If you do not already own them, you may purchase a full set. If you need just some of the publications, please check the ones you are missing on the attached order form, so we can send them to you.

Ecology Action is a non-profit organization, working to rediscover the techniques and scientific principles involved in the resource-conserving, life-giving GROW BIOINTENSIVE method. These millennia-old practices are an important element in the solution to the problems of the planet. The first seven years of Ecology Action's research focused on the techniques and economic aspects of food raising, while the second seven years were devoted mainly to ‘breaking the code’ for a sustainable diet.

Our current research focuses on growing one’s food and income on a closed-system basis, with soil fertility maintained sustainably from within the garden. Our classes and workshops encourage gardeners from many corners of the globe to find solutions appropriate to their own context. Our goal is to find a way to live lightly on the planet so that the planet's resources can be enjoyed by all.

Workshop Registration: See complete instructions and information about how to register, deadlines,costs, recommended and required readings, preparing for a workshop, and more.

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

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