This course enables participants to gain a greater understanding of organic farming and other methods of non-contaminating sustainable agriculture. The course runs on weekdays, you will participate during 3 half days (40 hours in total) and volunteer for the rest of the time.

Course Content

Week 1

The problems of Conventional farming
Principles of organic farming
Value of organic material, what it does in the soil
Composting hot & cold composts, urban composting

Week 2

Other kinds of fertilizers; Liquid fertilizers, compost tea, vinegars, EM
Worm farming, moon influences

Week 3

Principles of permaculture & design
Mulch gardening
Double dig gardening

Week 4

Plant protection; Pests and diseases (imbalances)
Biodynamic farming
Seed saving