Whether you wish to be certified Organic or just ease up on your use of synthetics, this Program will compare and contrast the benefits and drawbacks of several gardening methods.
Geology and soil texture, with some mention of nutrient transfer and availability
Hydrology, focused on the behaviour of moisture in soil and strongly promoting aerobic conditions
Biology, and the soil Foodweb, with mention of insect relationships
Physics, favouring no-till while building soil structure
Chemistry, observing signs of nutrient deficiency and using teas and brews to deliver what the plant needs to achieve optimal health and photosynthesis
Botany and Ecology
An overview of plant families and what grows well here, with mention of native species and establishing garden beds. We also pay attention to the emerging areas of Plant Health and Epigenetics.
Areas of Interest
Subjects include niche topics like establishing native species, Permaculture, Carbon Farming, Canning, Pest Management, and using common species (aka weeds) as cover crops.