This workshop for food producers will include a morning classroom component, and an afternoon field walk. Students will learn to use the basic tools for monitoring soil and crop conditions, and how to analyze the results to gradually improve the growing environment, maximize plant quality and soil health regardless of changing weather conditions. In addition to improved crop quality and yield, producers applying the scientific principles to produce nutrient dense plants also report significant reductions in disease, insect, and weed pressures. They also observe increased drought and frost tolerance in crops, and improved soil tilth. The principles and techniques taught are applicable to commercial and small farm hay and forage, grain, and market garden production.
Gillian Ward: “Since 2009 I have been privileged to work with a network of progressive thinkers from across North America, each dedicated to improving soil and water quality as a means to improving our collective health. By using foundations set down by soil pioneers such as Reams, Northern, and Westin, and in combination with the latest principles in quantum physics, biology, and chemistry, I will discuss methods that successfully support the building of healthy soils that are capable of producing nutrient dense crops.”
When: 10AM – 4PM on May 28, 2017
Where: Armstrong Seniors Activity Centre, 2520 Patterson Ave, Armstrong, BC
Cost: $50/person (subsidies available, contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
Register: Email email@example.com or call 250-485-2360 to reserve your spot