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Composting with Purpose: Hot Controlled Compost for Improved Soil Fertility...

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Michael Fields Agricultural Institute

W2493 County Road ES

East Troy, WI 53120

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This full day, hands-on field day workshop is 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.

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.

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