June 21-22: Ferintosh, AB – Soil Health Masterclass with Nicole Masters

Posted by Dana Penrice on June 02, 2017

Interested in digging deeper to improve soil health? Join agroecologist Nicole Masters, Integrity Soils, for a surprising and revealing look at your most valuable asset… your soil.

Workshop Topics

  • Deepen your understanding of soil health and soil microbes
  • The vital role of soil microbes in building resilience
  • Enhancing water, carbon and nutrient cycles
  • Using soil organisms and/or livestock to lift microbial function on the land
  • Soil detective tools

Download & print workshop poster here for more details!

About Nicole Masters

Nicole Masters, director of Integrity Soils, is an agro-ecologist with over 17 years’ extensive practical and theoretical experience in regenerative / biological farming practices. Recognized as a dynamic and grounded educator, Nicole brings cutting edge sound science to a topic that has relevance to anyone interested in improving the efficiency of inputs whilst improving profitability and resilience.  “You can have your cake and eat it too!”  Since 2003 she has taught these practices throughout Australasia and North America; helping to inspire and guide farmers into new and innovative ways to produce food.  Nicole has a proven record in supporting farmers in meeting their goals through an holistic approach to soil and pasture management. You may have seen her articles in Straight Furrow, Dairy Exporter or international rural publications. Nicole is currently undertaking a Masters in Science at Auckland University looking at ‘The Agro-ecological Entrepreneurs’.

Workshop Details

Date: June 21 & 22, 2017

Times: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Wednesday & 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Thursday

Locations: Grass Roots Family Farm & Cameron Family Farm, Ferintosh, Alberta Ferintosh Community Recreational Center

Fee: 2-day Workshop & homemade lunches included for $275

Spaces are limited! Accommodations available here.

Registration Details

Pre-registration only: 
  1.  Credit card through Eventbrite
  2. Send cheque payable to Organic Alberta
    10329-61 Ave NW
    Edmonton AB, T6H 1K9
  3. E-transfer to debbie.miller@organicalberta.org, Password: Organic
Event contact: Alice Sech – 587-521-2400 or alice.sech@organicalberta.org
  • For more details
  • If you have any food allergies
  • For your pre-workshop information package

Bursary Opportunity

Through the Government of Alberta’s Status of Women’s Grant we are please to be offering 5 bursaries for women farmers for this event. Please complete an application for the bursary by June 9th here: http://organicalberta.org/article/bursary-for-women-farmers/

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