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2017 Soil Food Web Course, with Dr. Ingham, January 23-27

GreenFriends Farm

Monday, January 23, 2017 at 8:00 AM - Friday, January 27, 2017 at 6:00 PM (PST)

2017 Soil Food Web Course, with Dr. Ingham, January...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Entire 5-day course
Entire 5-day course. This includes course fee only. To book onsite stay for the course, see below.
Jan 27, 2017 $725.00 $19.12
Day 1 & 2: Intro to the Soil Foodweb
January 23 + January 24 (MON+TUES): Dr. Elaine Ingham uncovers the basic principles of the Soil Foodweb, plant relationships, and bacterial to fungi ratios in this in-depth two day primer. Not only will you gain a fundamental understanding of the way soil biology drives plant nutrition, you will learn how modern agriculture selects for disease and pests. A must for anyone wanting a complete understanding of soil health and healthy plants. This includes course fee only. To book onsite stay for the course, see below.
Jan 27, 2017 $275.00 $7.87
Day 3: Compost Technology
January 25 (WED): Not all compost is created equal. There is a big difference between good compost and reduced waste. One of the biggest mistakes people make when building a compost pile is not selecting the different Carbon:Nitrogen ratios for the plants they’re growing. Learn how to select the proper ratios and composting strategies that will get the right biology based on different types of plants needs. This includes course fee only. To book onsite stay for the course, see below.
Jan 27, 2017 $145.00 $4.62
Day 4: Compost Tea Technology
January 26 (THURS): We cover the processes that will maximize biological diversity to get the most bang for your buck. Actively Aerated Compost Tea (AACT) and Liquid Compost Extract (LCE) are the most efficient methods for bringing back microbe diversity. This allows you to eliminate inorganic fertilizers and herbicides which decrease diversity and degrade soil health. This includes course fee only. To book onsite stay for the course, see below.
Jan 27, 2017 $145.00 $4.62
Day 5: Light Microscope Training
January 27 (FRI): Dr. Elaine Ignham leads this very special day of training on effective light microscope techniques and identification. Learn from the master herself about what constituents good compost and compost tea on a microscopic level. This part of the class is essential for anyone who wishes to gain “eyes on” knowledge of the soil universe and what really goes on under our feet. Get the necessary training to identify the bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and nematodes that drive the health and well being of our plants. Students are encouraged to bring their own microscope. Microscopes will also be available for a group discount at the workshop. This includes course fee only. To book onsite stay for the course, see below.
Jan 27, 2017 $160.00 $4.99
Onsite Accomodation - Sunday night
A simple breakfast is provided (fruit, warm and cold cereal, breads and nut butters, tea and coffee). Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are available. Bring your own bedding and toiletries. Dormitory style sleeping with a boys area and a girls area. Thank you for not smoking/drinking and observing silence after 10pm.
Jan 27, 2017 $25.00 $1.62
Onsite Accomodation - Monday night
A simple breakfast is provided (fruit, warm and cold cereal, breads and nut butters, tea and coffee). Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are available. Bring your own bedding and toiletries. Dormitory style sleeping with a boys area and a girls area. Thank you for not smoking/drinking and observing silence after 10pm.
Jan 27, 2017 $25.00 $1.62
Onsite Accomodation - Tuesday night
A simple breakfast is provided (fruit, warm and cold cereal, breads and nut butters). Vegetarian, vegan, and glued-free options are available. Bring your own bedding and toiletries. Dormitory style sleeping with a boys area and a girls area. Thank you for not smoking/drinking and observing silence after 10pm.
Jan 27, 2017 $25.00 $1.62
Onsite Accomodation - Wednesday night
A simple breakfast is provided (fruit, warm and cold cereal, breads and nut butters, tea and coffee). Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are available. Bring your own bedding and toiletries. Dormitory style sleeping with a boys area and a girls area. Thank you for not smoking/drinking and observing silence after 10pm.
Jan 27, 2017 $25.00 $1.62
Onsite Accomodation - Thursday night
A simple breakfast is provided (fruit, warm and cold cereal, breads and nut butters, tea and coffee). Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are available. Bring your own bedding and toiletries. Dormitory style sleeping with a boys area and a girls area. Thank you for not smoking/drinking and observing silence after 10pm.
Jan 27, 2017 $25.00 $1.62
Onsite Accomodation - Friday night
A simple breakfast is provided (fruit, warm and cold cereal, breads and nut butters, tea and coffee). Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are available. Bring your own bedding and toiletries. Dormitory style sleeping with a boys area and a girls area. Thank you for not smoking/drinking and observing silence after 10pm.
Jan 27, 2017 $25.00 $1.62

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ABOUT THE COURSE: This workshop is for farmers, landscapers, ranchers, creators and distributors of agricultural products, waste management professionals, soil and garden enthusiasts of all types, and anyone who touches the earth. Come to beautiful GreenFriends Farm to learn about the exciting microcosmic world of the soil food web to make your farm, garden, or orchard plant and root friendly, as well as much more water efficient!  Dive into the basic principles of the Soil Food Web, plant relationships, and bacterial to fungi ratios, with renowned soil biologist, Dr. Elaine Ingham. Learn how to select proper Carbon:Nitrogen ratios, and about composting strategies that will get the right biology based on different types of plants needs. Maximize biological diversity with compost tea technology. Get hands on training on effective light microscope techniques and identification. Learn from the master herself about what constituents good compost and compost tea on a microscopic level.   Simply put, this information needs to be central to any sustainable agriculture or land management.

MORE ABOUT THE PROFESSOR: Dr. Elaine Ingham is a world renowned soil microbiologist who pioneered many of the currently used biological soil amendment techniques and also pioneered the testing of soil biology as an indicator of soil and plant health.  She founded the Sustainable Studies Institute as an educational institution and the company Soil Foodweb Inc. which currently has soil testing labs in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the UK, and Mexico. Dr. Ingham is the key author of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s  Soil Biology Primer and has been the mentor of numerous soil scientists and practitioners of ecologically balanced landscape design, gardening, and farming in this country and abroad.
 

FAQs

Is there any discount if my organization or company wants to send more than one person to the course?

If your organization sends 5 folks to the course at full price, the 6th is free. It amounts to about a 20% discount. Please contact us with your organizations name and website to receive the affiliate link:  info@greenfriendsfarm.org

  

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is parking onsite for the course.  We will organize a BART pick up if you contact us prior to the course start. We also do our best to help people figure out carpooling options from locations around the Bay Area.

 

What can I bring into the event?

Food: A vegetarian lunch is included in the course fee.  For folks that stay onsite, a simple vegetarian breakfast is provided (vegan and gluten free options available).  For dinner, there are many restaurants nearby in San Ramon and Castro Valley.

Staying onsite:  Bring your own bedding and toiletries. There is no camping onsite.  


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

We'd love to hear from you! Email us:  info@greenfriendsfarm.org

 

What's the refund policy?

No fee if cancellation request is made more than 48 hours before course start
$50 cancellation fee if request is made less than 48 hours before course start
$100 cancellation fee if request is made the day of course start

 

Have questions about 2017 Soil Food Web Course, with Dr. Ingham, January 23-27? Contact GreenFriends Farm

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GREENFRIENDS FARM/M.A. Center
10200 Crow Canyon Road
Castro Valley, CA 94552

Monday, January 23, 2017 at 8:00 AM - Friday, January 27, 2017 at 6:00 PM (PST)


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GreenFriends Farm

Green Friends is a part of the humanitarian activities of the Embracing The World Charities run by the M.A. Center.  GreenFriends Farm's mission is to advance innovation and integration of ecologically-conscious farming and land management practices through education and demonstration.
 

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