Gardening hacks workshop (inc regenerative agriculture techniques)

Join Sprout at the first of our workshops for 2019 for an exploration of sustainable ‘for profit’ food production founded on a regenerative soil approach.
In this one day garden workshop, James Hutchinson, Longley Organic Farm, will introduce and lead us in an informative and hands on day where we can explore easy to apply methods for maintaining and enhancing our home garden's vegie patch and our soil's living matrix.
James will also demonstrate some of the specialised and available implements that Longley Organic farm uses and supplies to gardeners Australia wide. This is also a rare opportunity to get a first hand view of a Bio-intensive for profit vegie system in action.
James has built and maintained a small for profit model of bio-intensive market farming that provides numerous benefits to the local and greater community through programs and products created on farm.
All ticket sales and profit from equipment sales on the day will go directly to the Sprout Producer Program.
[ Regenerative farming systems go well beyond being chemical free. We are most concerned with caretaking the soil as a habitat for beneficial bacteria, cellulose digesting and mycorrhizal fungi, to build stable organic matter and store carbon
These organisms build the organic matter as 'stable' carbon in the soil and make the nutrients that are already in the soil available to plants. A cascade of interactions between healthy living soil and the plants it raises results in nutrient dense produce, has increased resistances and imparts health promoting qualities, not only that but also makes for a more flavoursome feed!
These organisms will also support higher order life forms such as worms to further enhance your healthy growing system.]
As part of the workshop James will talk us through Longley Organic Farm’s various soil building techniques with a hands on demo of microbe brewing, making a bespoke regenerative soil amendment as well as an explanation of biochar pyrolysis and inoculation (activation)
Expect to get your hands dirty. (Should you choose)
In the words of a recent attendee:
“What a wonderful day! From the moment the workshop started (on time) James lead us through an amazing hands-on information packed 5 hours sharing his immense knowledge, answering all questions with full explanation. During that time one could see vegetable and small fruit beds in various stages showing proven quality. I encourage anyone interested in gardening wanting to expand on knowledge to consider attending a workshop or viewing Longley Organic Farm.”
This workshop will be held on Saturday 20 April at Longley Organic Farm between 10 am and 3 pm.
Cost is $60 per person with a light lunch provided from the talented team at the Ranelagh General Store (Concession ticket rates are available, contact us on [email protected] to purchase these concession tickets).

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April 20, 2019 at 10:00am - 3pm
Longley Organic Farm
1690 Huon Rd
Longley, TAS 7150
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Jennifer Robinson · · 0419 519 296

Will you come?

$60.00 April workshop ticket
Attendance to April workshop for one person, including a light lunch

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