This half day, indoor workshop will explore the role of high quality compost on soil fertility and environmental systems challenged by today’s agricultural practices. This workshop will specifically discuss how to use a fast, hot fermentation compost method using animal manures and integrated with biodynamic farming principles. Whether its for your kitchen, home or farm resources, learn how to improve your existing compost system or design, implement and manage a new compost system.
Participants will have the opportunity to attend an additional full day, hands-on field day workshop on Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 9am-3pm (lunch included) . This field day workshop brings us on-site the Curtes Farm, 4200 Lily Road, West Bend, WI 53095 where Grounded LLC processes its hot controlled fermented compost. Explore the steps involved in choosing your compost site location, resources, tools and machinery, and how to best design, manage, and implement a windrow compost system for small to large farm operations. This course will open discussions on how integrating biodynamic compost preparations can aid in the fermentation process and how high quality compost can reclaim damaged soils, build natural humus structure, and alleviate environmental impacts resulting from less ideal manure management styles. Come for the day & enjoy lunch with us!
Instructor Angela Curtes is owner of Grounded LLC, a small business located in southeast Wisconsin, which produces, sells, and educates about a hot controlled fermentation compost integrating 12th century methods with biodynamic principles. A native of Wisconsin, Angela has worked for over 23 years in the fields of environmental and wilderness education, natural and farm lands preservation, and soil fertility, chromatography, compost production, and education. She has worked for local and national land trusts and private individuals aiding to preserve over 2,900 acres of natural and farm lands in southeast WI since 2001. Her latest venture in safeguarding our living soils, began in Germany in 2012 where she intensively studied the hot controlled compost method in large scale farming operations.
When registering you can choose one or both of the workshops; there is also an option to purchase the book, ‘Humus on the Farm’ by Roland Ulrich for $18.
Register now! Day of, walk in fees go up $10 per event.