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Calendar of Tours, Workshops and Important Dates, 2018

 
- 2018 -

Mar 2-4

3-Day GROW BIOINTENSIVESM "Closed-Loop" Sustainable Mini-Farming Workshops, Willits, CA

Mar 7

2018 8-Month GROW BIOINTENSIVESM Sustainable Mini-Farming Internship registration deadline. Acceptance notification by Mar 15, 2018.

Apr 2 - Dec 7

8-Month GROW BIOINTENSIVESM Sustainable Mini-Farming Internship, runs, Willits or Mendocino, CA.

Apr 15

3-Day GROW BIOINTENSIVESM Basic-Level Teacher Certification Workshop application deadline. Acceptance notification by May 15, 2018.

May 15

2018 2- and 4-Month Internship application deadlines. Acceptance notification by May 22, 2018.

May 19

2018 9-Saturdays Summer Course Series Part 1 registration deadline.

May 27

Ecology Action Research Mini-Farm/Garden Full Tour, Mendocino, CA.

June 2 -July 28

Ecology Action GROW BIOINTENSIVESM Sustainable Mini-Farming
9-Saturdays Summer Course Series Part 1, and 2-Month Summer Internship run; begin 4-Month Summer Internship, Mendocino, CA.

June 15

Applications due for the next Internship/Apprentice season
(February-November, 2019)
.

Aug 1

2018 9-Saturdays Summer Course Series Part 2 registration deadline.

Aug 3-5

3-Day GROW BIOINTENSIVESM Basic-Level Teacher Certification Workshop, Willits, CA (tentative).

Aug 15

Apprentice and intern decisions made for 2019

Aug 18-Oct 13

Ecology Action GROW BIOINTENSIVESM Sustainable Mini-Farming
9-Saturdays Summer Course Series Part 2 runs; 4-Month Summer Internship completes Oct. 13, Mendocino, CA
.

Nov 2-4

3-Day GROW BIOINTENSIVESM "Closed-Loop" Sustainable Mini-Farming Workshop, Willits, CA.

Dec 15

Deadline for applicants living outside the United States for the 2019 8-Month Internship in GROW BIOINTENSIVESM Sustainable Mini-Farming and the 1 Year Apprenticeship. Acceptance notifications by Jan. 2, 2019 for international interns, Feb 1 for international apprentices.

- 2019 -

Jan 15

Deadline for US residents for the 2019 8-Month Internship in GROW BIOINTENSIVESM Sustainable Mini-Farming and the 1 Year Apprenticeship. Acceptance notifications by Feb. 1, 2019 for interns, March 1 for apprentices.

Mar 1-3

3-Day GROW BIOINTENSIVESM "Closed-Loop" Sustainable Mini-Farming Workshops, Willits, CA. Pre-registration required.

Apr 1 - Nov 30

8-Month GROW BIOINTENSIVESM Sustainable Mini-Farming Internship, runs, Willits or Mendocino, CA.

Apr 15

Application deadline for the 3-Day GROW BIOINTENSIVESM Basic-Level Teacher Certification Workshop. Acceptance notification by May 15, 2019.

May 1

Application deadline for the GROW BIOINTENSIVESM Sustainable Mini-Farming 2, 4, and 6-Month Internship. Acceptance notification by May 15, 2019.

May 21

2019 9-Saturdays Course Part 1 registration deadline.

May 27

Ecology Action Research Mini-Farm/Garden Full Tour, Mendocino, CA.

June 1 -July 27

Ecology Action GROW BIOINTENSIVESM Sustainable Mini-Farming
9-Saturdays Course Part 1, and 2-Month Summer Internship run; begin 4-Month and 6-Month Internships, Mendocino, CA.

June 15

Applications due for the next Internship/Apprentice season
(February-November, 2020)
.

July 27

2018 9-Saturdays Course Part 2 registration deadline.

Aug 2-4

3-Day GROW BIOINTENSIVESM "Closed-Loop" Sustainable Mini-Farming Teacher Certification Workshop, Willits, CA (tentative).

Aug 15

Apprentice and intern decisions made for 2020

Aug 17-Oct 12

Ecology Action GROW BIOINTENSIVESM Sustainable Mini-Farming
9-Saturdays Course Part 2 runs. 4 Month Internship completes Oct. 12.

Nov 1-3

3-Day GROW BIOINTENSIVESM "Closed-Loop" Sustainable Mini-Farming Workshop, Willits, CA. Pre-registration required.

Nov 30

6- and 8-month 2019 Internships complete.

For information about Spanish-language workshops and classes
in Veracruz, Mexico, click here

*Prerequisites for teachers workshops are completion of an introductory 3-Day Workshop and an active practice of GROW BIOINTENSIVE techniques. The application deadline is April 15.  Please write for further details.

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GROW BIOINTENSIVE Workshops

  • 3-Day GROW BIOINTENSIVESM Sustainable Mini-Farming Workshop will be held in Willits, California, on March 2-4, 2018, and November 2-4 2018. The workshops will be given by John Jeavons and Ecology Action staff, apprentices and interns, and will include an afternoon of demonstrations.

    Cost for 3-day Workshop:  $325 – $375  per person depending on the time of registration, plus approximately $75 for publications. Workshop manual is included in the price of registration. Lunches and a networking dinner are included, but lodging and other meals are not. These are good opportunities to be exposed to over 43 years of  GROW BIOINTENSIVE work in just a few days. Send a large self-addressed envelope with 61 cents postage for complete details and registration form, or complete our online Registration Form.

    For more information about the 3-Day Workshops, including registration instructions, online registration form, topics, presenters, and required reading, and downloadable information packets, click here.

  • One 3-Day GROW BIOINTENSIVESM Sustainable Mini-Farming Basic-Level Teacher
    Certification Workshop
    will be held in Mendocino, CA on August 3-5, 2018. Prerequisites for attending a teachers workshop are completion of an introductory 3-Day Workshop and an active
    practice of GROW BIOINTENSIVE techniques. The application deadline is April 15 and the cost is $100. For more information click here to download Booklet #30  After you have read Booklet #30, if you want to attend the workshop, please write for further details.

  • In 2018, multi-day workshops (some Biointensive, some on other subjects) in Spanish will be held in Veracruz State in Mexico as follows (complete 2018 schedule of events for Mexico TBA):
    • Feb 5 -10-- 6-Day Workshop in Agroecology and the GROW BIOINTENSIVE method
    • Feb 19-23 -- 5-Day Workshop in Cocina ayurvédica (Ayurvedic Cooking)
    • Mar 5-10 -- 6-Day Workshop on Las Cañadas - Un proyecto de vida rural,
    • Mar 14-17 -- 4-Day Workshop on Producción agroecológica de huevo (agroecological egg production)
    • July Date TBD-- 6-Day Workshop in Agroecology and the GROW BIOINTENSIVE method
    • Nov 5- Dec 9 -- Formacion Intensiva en Agroecologia (Intensive Course in Agroecology)
    • Nov Date TBD-- 6-Day Workshop in Agroecology and the GROW BIOINTENSIVE method
    • Dec 27-29-- 3-Day Introduccion a la Vida Sostenible (Introduction to Sustainable Living) Workshop

      Contact Ricardo Romero for more details at: bosquedeniebla44@gmail.com or call
      011-52-27-37-341577 or find more info on facebook at https://business.facebook.com/bosquedeniebla1/

 

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Tours of Biointensive Mini-Farm Garden Site(s)

There will be one 5- to 6-hour Victory Gardens for Peace Mini-Farm Tour in Mendocino, CA on Sunday, May 27, 2018. These tours give a good introduction to GROW BIOINTENSIVE® sustainable mini-farming, what our practical research site is accomplishing, and how our sustainable method relates to world agriculture. 

Tours  include participant introductions; a discussion of the overall world challenges that humankind faces in the areas of soil, food, and nutrition;  an exploration of the connection between thinking globally and acting locally; a tour of the garden and discussion of several crops in particular; and 30-minute mini-classes on double-digging, composting, seed propagation, sustainable home garden crops, and  cooking with solar ovens given by staff, apprentices and interns.

The tour begins at 10 AM and end at approximately 4 PM.

The registration fee is $25 per person. It is $15 for members or those who join at registration or make a $20 or more donation with registration. Tour fees are not tax-deductible . Please pre-register as soon as possible (2 months ahead is best); space is limited.  

To register for our May 27th tour, click here to open our secure online registration and payment form.

NOTE: Our Jeavons Center and Golden Rule sites in Willits, CA are working Research Mini-Farms, and our staff is not able to accommodate drop-in visitors. The sites are open to the public only on scheduled dates (currently no dates are scheduled for 2018 for those sites).

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Tour fees are not tax-deductible.  

Special tours may sometimes be arranged for groups of 10 or more persons having a strong interest in GROW BIOINTENSIVE  sustainable mini-farming.  Write for details and describe your interests.  

Children not involved in the tours often find the event difficult, so please check with us in advance if you plan to bring children with you, and please do not bring pets to the tour.

 

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Other Interesting and Important Events

(2018-2019 events continue to develop: more information coming soon!)


 

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Events and Opportunities in 2019




8-Month Onsite Internship with Ecology Action

8-Month Web-Based Internship with Ecology Action

Apr 1 - Nov 30, 2019

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9-Saturdays Biointensive Course Series:

Part 1: Introduction to GROW BIOINTENSIVE - Growing Abundance in Your Back Yard
June 1-July 27, 2019

Part 2: Garden Planning Simplified -
Basic Techniques to Maximize Sustainable Backyard Food Production
Aug 17-Oct 12, 2019

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Back by Popular Demand!
2-, 4- and 6-Month Internships with Ecology Action

June 1 through July 27, October 12, or November 30, 2019

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