Ecology Action is excited to announce we are holding our annual Fall Introductory GROW BIOINTENSIVE® Workshop, online via Zoom, over four consecutive Saturdays: October 29, November 5, 12, and 19, 2022.
Our in-person workshops are usually held over a single 3-day weekend, requiring travel, food, lodging, and more time from participants. This year, everyone with an internet connection can participate from the comfort of their homes and gardens, while enjoying the same informative curriculum as our in-person workshops, over a relaxed 4-Saturday time frame.In place of live demonstrations on topics like double-digging and bed preparation, we have prepared demonstration videos detailing these methods, with question and answer sessions after we watch together as a group. Many of us use Zoom to connect with friends, family and work; for those new to the program, Zoom is about as simple to use as YouTube.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE Sustainable Mini-Farming (GB) is the original regenerative, sustainable, organic agriculture, rooted in heritage farm-craft and proven with science. John Jeavons and Ecology Action developed GB over 50 years of field research and teaching, based on centuries-old agricultural principles that enable you to feed yourself by feeding your soil with healthy, nutrient-rich compost grown right in your garden.
John wrote the best-selling book on the subject: How to Grow More Vegetables, Fruits, Nuts, Berries and Other Crops Than You Ever Thought Possible with Less Water On Less Land Than You Can Imagine! and he leads the workshops assisted by Matt Drewno, Mini-farm Manager for Ecology Action’s Biointensive research and demonstration site Victory Gardens for Peace on the Mendocino Coast. Both John and Matt are Certified Master-Level GROW BIOINTENSIVE Teachers. If you’re interested in learning proven ways to grow great soil and abundant harvests in less space with less water, energy, and fertilizer–not new fads but time-tested approaches–we would love to see you this fall.
Over the course of the workshop, you’ll learn how to use up to 66% less water, save up to94% in energy, and grow soil up to 60 times faster than nature – all while increasing your garden yields – plus much more.
This is an introductory course where we discuss a range of topics, from seed-starting and compost- building to harvesting crops and saving seeds. The program provides a strong introduction to Ecology Action and the GROW BIOINTENSIVE method of sustainable and regenerative gardening and farming. Many workshop participants enjoy it so much they move on to our more advanced courses or even take an internship with us after completing the 4-Saturdays Workshop.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn simple yet powerful techniques that will keep you growing food for a lifetime, right where you are! Cost is $380 per person and includes an electronic workshop manual. Other required publications need to be purchased if you do not already own them. Get more information at growbiointensive.org/workshop.html
and start a new chapter in your sustainable life today. Registration closes October 23, 2022. We hope to see your smiling faces in this fall!
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