Workshop Series on GROW BIOINTENSIVE Mini-Farming
Here in California, it can take millennia for an inch of topsoil to form under natural conditions. In contrast, growing food through the GROW BIOINTENSIVE (GB) system reawakens and regenerates soil using natural cycles and processes. By growing our own food, we can participate in and create a thriving local food economy that builds resilience and food security in our communities. In a new series taught by Ecology Action Farmer Teachers, students will learn and get hands-on experience with the techniques and practices of the GB method while developing an understanding of their importance as part of a systematic and ecological approach to gardening that rebuilds our soil. Students may take individual classes or the series as a whole.
The GROW BIOINTENSIVE series are marked with *.Classes will held will be held at the Common Ground Garden, 687 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto.
The package includes:
Saturday, January 18 am Introduction to GROW BIOINTENSIVE
Saturday, January 18 pm Hidden Talents of Backyard Edibles
Saturday, February 8 Early Bird Gets the Cantaloupe: Garden Planning Workshop
Saturday, February 22am From the Ground Up: Backyard Soil Care
Saturday, February 22 pm A Good Beginning: Growing from Seed
Saturday, March 8 am Organic Matter: Mother Nature’s Secret Ingredient
Saturday, March 8 pm One Man’s Trash Will Grow My Food: Compost for the Home Gardener
Saturday, March 22 am It Takes a Village to Raise a Radish: Companion Planting & Rotation
Saturday, March 22 pm A Generous Inheritance: Growing to Seed
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