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Midwest Mini-Farming Workshop Opportunity

John Jeavons, the Director of Ecology Action, will present a Three-Day GROW BIOINTENSIVE Sustainable Mini-Farming Workshop in Fairfield, IA, on October 22-24, 2009. This is the Future of Food.

PRLog - May 3, 2009 - WILLITS, Calif. -- Attention Farmers and Gardeners!
Do you want to increase your yields, build your soil fertility and reduce your water, fertilizer and energy use all at the same time? Then read on!
This workshop is an exciting opportunity for farmers and gardeners of all levels to gain an in-depth understanding of the GROW BIOINTENSIVE® philosophy and techniques developed by John Jeavons and the Ecology Action staff over the past 37 years.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE Sustainable Mini-Farming uses open-pollinated seeds and only a fraction of the water, fertilizer and energy resources typical of conventional agricultural practices, but makes it possible to attain—organically—the type of high yields usually expected from “Green Revolution"-style growing methods that typically require large chemical inputs and heavy machinery to accomplish.
Over the past 17 years, GROW BIOINTENSIVESM Three-Day Workshops have become very popular: over 1,700 people from 46 states, the District of Columbia, and 26 countries have already attended. People from all walks of life and levels of experience—farmers, hobby gardeners, teachers, and representatives of large and small organizations—find the workshops informative and useful. The techniques presented in this workshop are used by successful farmers and gardeners in over 140 countries around the world.
This three-day workshop will feature two presenters: John Jeavons, Director of Ecology Action and author of the best-selling book How to Grow More Vegetables and Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains and Other Crops Than You Ever Thought Possible On Less Land Than You Can Imagine (now in its 7th edition and at present translated into seven languages, including Braille), and Steve Moore, a farmer for over 35 years and Director of Harmony Essentials in North Carolina.
The workshop will consist of lectures, discussions, and demonstrations and will include a full range of information on topics such as: Soil Preparation, Sustainable Soil Fertility, Fertilization, Compost, Compost Crops, Efficient Resource Use, Crops for Full Nutrition, and Crops for Income—as well as the perspective and whole-system approach which tie all these topics together and help you learn how to grow your own food in a truly sustainable way. The workshop will be fun and instructive and will provide a unique chance to network and learn from others who have an interest in sustainable food-raising and living.
The resource-conserving, life-giving GROW BIOINTENSIVE method taught in this workshop is based on successfully tested agricultural techniques that are thousands of years old. John Jeavons and Ecology Action are researching and rediscovering the scientific principles behind the method and are teaching the techniques to farmers and gardeners across the globe. Using the GROW BIOINTENSIVE method can be the first step towards achieving food self-sufficiency while living more gently on the Earth… and in world with increasing food prices, financial instability and as little as 50 years’ worth of soil productivity remaining, it’s more important than ever to learn to raise food in a way that is efficient, fun, works with nature, and builds the soil to ensure continued fertility.
The workshop cost is $350 if registration is received by September 22, plus approximately $70 for the publications.  Lunches and a networking dinner are included; lodging and other meals are not. We hope to see you in Fairfield!
This workshop requires pre-reading and pre-registration.

For more information, please contact:
 John Jeavons
5798 Ridgewood Road
Willits, CA  95490-9730
(707) 459-5958
(707) 459-5409 (fax)

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John Jeavons has been the Director of the GROW BIOINTENSIVE Mini-Farming program for Ecology Action since 1972. He is the author of How to Grow More Vegetables and Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops Than You Ever Thought Possible On Less Land Than You Can Imagine, the primer on sustainable Biointensive Mini-Farming, which is currently available in English, Spanish, German, French, Arabic, Hindi and Russian.

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