Creating Farm Diversity - Soil - Pasture and Landscape
10:00 AM10:00

Creating Farm Diversity - Soil - Pasture and Landscape

Farm Field day at Shortland Farm in Opunake. We will look at what it takes to create a diverse farm landscape, including how to create and improve diversity in pastures, trees for food and habitat and driving your soil to new levels.

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ODPG Members $30:00

Non-Members $60:00

Course Tutors: Phyllis Tichinin & Steve Erickson

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On-Farm Composting
7:00 AM07:00

On-Farm Composting

This one-day workshop will cover the basics of on farm composting including:

  • Review of soil biology and their functions

  • Understanding the carbon cycle

  • Principles of thermal composting and vermi composting

  • Compost pile types and construction

  • Utilizing farm resources

  • Recipes for optimum composting –diversity is the Key

  • Monitoring and maintaining compost piles

  • Assessing compost quality

  • Equipment Options

  • Site Selection and Layout

  • Technical Tools

  • Methods of application

Course Tutor Steve Erickson | Chaos Springs

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ODPG Members: $100.00

Non-Members: $150.00

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