Get ready for our five day course in English from January 21-25 for only 200$!
For years we have taught visitors from all over the world about the wonders of sustainable agriculture & permaculture. Our five-day course offers comprehensive classroom and practical material. You are guaranteed to learn a lot of empowering knowledge and have fun at the same time!
WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?
Anyone wanting to increase their knowledge and practical experience in sustainable agriculture.
Definition of terms: organic, agroecology, permaculture, organic, biodynamic
Examine: Problems with industrial chemical agriculture, monoculture, burning etc.
Practical: Tour of the main house area, dry toilets, bicipump, bicigrinder and blender solar dryer, raised beds, etc.
Examine: Principles of Agroecology
Practical: Soil preparation
7:30PM Video: The Future of Food
Examine: The value of organic matter in the soil,, theory of composting
Practical: Urban composting (3 systems)
Examine: Hot compost and fast methods
Practical: Tour of composting and vermiculture (worm culture) areas
7:30PM Video: The Power of Community
Practical: Tour of the garden and hot compost making.
Examine: Mulch and green manures
Practical: Mulching and worms
7:30PM Video: “Home”
Examine: Rotation and association of crops, planning
Practical: Observation of associations and plant families
Practical: Observation of animals in Permaculture, Food forests, swales etc.
Optional fun activity
7:30PM Video: The Principles of Permaculture
Examine: Moon influences in agriculture
Practical: Seed planting, transplanting, mounding and thinning,
Examine: Seeds: saving good seeds, Pest and disease management
Practical: Recognition of pests and diseases.
Fun optional activities: Chocolate making, hike to the lookout, hike to giant tree, crafts
Nicola Mears-(owner of the farm) New Zealander with 30 years of experience in Sustainable agriculture and training. Trained in inspection of organic farms in Ecuador.
Cost : $ 200 USD
Please confirm your participation by depositing into the following account.
YOU WILL NOT BE INCLUDED INTO THE PROGRAM UNTIL WE HAVE AN E-MAIL & MONETARY CONFIRMATION
Account name: Nicola Ruth Mears
Account type Savings account
Bank of Pichincha
Swift PICH ECEQ
Food and accommodation from Monday breakfast until Friday lunch.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO TAKE?
Rubber boots and gardening gloves (if you use them)
Flash light, sun hat, water bottle
Click the button below to confirm an appointment!