Work hands-on with industry pioneers Todd Harrington Soil Food Web advisor and Life Consultant of Harrington’s Organic Land Care and Paul Wagner of Soil Foodweb New York. You will learn in depth about the soil food web, optimizing compost, extracts and teas, and performing “qualitative” analysis of the biological life to interpret the health of your biological amendments before your season gets under way.
Maximize the results of your organic approach!
Courses are taught in our state of the art facility that enables you to see the best techniques presented in a live operation. You will have the chance to interact with experts and gain valuable hands-on experience. See several extraction and brewing technologies in action on site! Enhance your operation and plant health care ability with the skills you need from the professionals who really know how to make organics work for you.
This is a two – three day workshop. The first two days focus on soil biology, compost and compost tea/extract technology with day three being held in the lab learning how to assess soil biology from soils, compost and compost teas/extracts.
Learn How To:
• Evaluate health & quality of soil, compost and compost teas
• Produce high quality compost, extracts, teas and or liquid biological amendments (L.B.A’s)
• Improve soil fertility & plant health biologically
• Manage quality & consistency of your produce
• Implement Organic Land Care Practices in to your business
Day 1 – Introduction to Soil Biology & the Soil Foodweb
A concentrated primer on soil biology, nutrient cycling, and critical inputs for implementing a successful biological approach to growing. You will learn about the characteristics of high quality, biologically active compost and liquid biological amendments (L.B.A’s) and their relationship to plant health and crop production. As a result you will improve your ability to produce your own product or to evaluate products you rely on from suppliers.
Day 2 – Compost & Tea Production Best Practices
Learn the various aspects of producing and evaluating compost to ensure you know what you’re working with. Tips and techniques will include; protocols to address challenges of quality control in the production process, how to consistently produce high quality biologically active compost and liquid biological amendments (L.B.A’s). We’ll have a variety of compost tea brewers/extractors, manufacturers and be holding a brew off!
Day 3 – Hands On Microscope Primer with Paul Wagner (http://www.soilfoodwebnewyork.com)
Essential for a qualitative assessment of your soil, compost, or compost tea, you will learn how to identify and quantify presence of beneficial microorganisms in your compost and compost tea.* We’ll be analyzing the compost tea made from day one and soil samples that you bring.
* Microscopes are limited so we recommend participants either bring their own or consider purchasing one for use in their operation.
Space is limited to 20 participants so reserve your spot today!
NOFA Accredited Professionals will receive certification credits for the workshop.
Day 1 and 2 ONLY $900.00
All three days $1275.00
In the event of potential inclement weather, the event will be re-scheduled for Tuesday March 13 – March 15, 2017.
Please call us at 1- 800-675-8733 or (860) 243-8733 to register or email registration form to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are coming from out of town, you may need to consider overnight accommodations. We typically have our course attendees, stay in the Candlewood Hotel Suites (Special rates available, be sure to ask when you book your room) in Windsor Locks or Hilton Garden Inn in Windsor.
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