The UBC Farm Workshops Series is pleased to announce our upcoming Ecological Farming Short Course: Sep 29-30. Learn about many aspects of Ecological Farming with seasoned farmers Helen Atthowe and Carl Rosato.
Three workshops will be presented as a part of this Ecological Short Course:
- Orchard Eco-Organic Management with Carl Rosato
- Managing Ecological Relationships Instead of Crops: Strategies to Blend Food Production and Wild Places with Helen Atthowe and Carl Rosato
- Feeding the Soil: The Science and Practice of Soil Organic Matter Systems Management with Helen Atthowe
Helen Atthowe & Carl Rosato, farmers with a combined 55+ years of farming experience, are coming from Oregon to offer three special workshops in ecological farming. Starting Friday, Sept 29th, Carl will be teaching, “Orchard Eco-Organic Management”. On Saturday, Sept 30th, Helen and Carl will collaborate to teach “Managing Ecological Relationships Instead of Crops: Strategies to Blend Food Production and Wild Places.” Also on Saturday, Sept 30th, Helen will teach “Feeding the Soil: The Science and Practice of Soil Organic Matter Systems Management.”
For 35 years, Carl was owner of Woodleaf Farm, a certified organic fruit farm in California. In 2012, Carl was recognized with a Steward of Sustainable Agriculture Award, at the 32nd Annual EcoFarm Conference. Helen farmed organic-certified vegetables and tree fruit at her own Biodesign Farm (Montana, 1993-2010), Woodleaf Farm (California, 2012-2015), and presently co-owns with her husband Carl a new farm in Oregon. Helen studied natural farming with Masanobu Fukuoka in Japan and at The Land Institute in Kansas. Her on-farm research focuses on reduced tillage, soil and beneficial insect habitat building, and high carbon soil management systems.
Advanced registration is required. As with all our workshops, sign up early, as registration is subject to closure five days before the workshop. To learn more, or to sign up, visit: http://ubcfarm.ubc.ca/
(NOTE: the three workshop topics are listed separately on the UBC Farm workshops page. To register for all three, click on the registration link for any of the three courses listed above and an option will appear to register for all three workshops once you begin to fill out the form.)