Introduction to Grow BioIntensive
Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Palo Alto, CA
If you had to grow all your own food on a small plot of land with minimal outside inputs, could you do it? GROW BIOINTENSIVE is a sustainable farming and gardening method that has been taught in many countries as a way for people to feed themselves even when they might not have access to much land or fertilizers. The class will explain the basic principles of this system: deep soil preparation, composting, intensive planting, companion planting, maximizing biomass production, maximizing calorie production, open-pollinated seeds, and a whole systems approach. We will also discuss the history and philosophy of GROW BIOINTENSIVE farming, as well as how to get your own project started. Taught by Ryan Batjiaka. Ryan Batjiaka is an Assistant Garden Manager at Ecology Action in Willits, CA.
When & Where
Common Ground Garden Supply and Education Center
Classes & events in sustainable gardening and lifestyles
Seeds and Plants - edible, medicinal, native and ornamental
Composts, Fertilizers and Mulches
Tools and Natural disease and pest control products
Books, Local Honey, Cards, and Gift items
Volunteer Opportunities and New Friends
A non-profit project of Ecology Action- Teaching people to grow food using the Grow Biointensive methods locally and internationally.