Description

Workshop introduction:

This 12-week workshop series will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills to adapt and transition towards regenerative practices conducive to soil life. Each week, you will cultivate a new understanding of how your land management practices impact your soil’s production capacity.

Throughout the series, we will support you in developing a platform to help you make better decisions on restoring and nurturing the living soil community using ecological-based principles. Workshop sessions will be held via video conference software on Tuesdays from 6:30 pm to 8 pm PST (UTC -8) for lecture/presentation followed by 30 minutes (until 8:30 pm) for Q and A. There will be a three-week break for the holidays.

Additional value available for 3 participants:

We will be working with three participants during the course as examples of how to assess, diagnose and implement Regenerative Agriculture concepts and practices. These three participants will work with Jo and Javan to assess and use their site as an example during the course. Interested participants will be contacted by Jo or Javan if they are eligible.

The participants who work with Jo and Javan will be provided with the following additional value:

  • One soil and one compost biological analysis, including report interpretation and recommendation from the landscape you are currently managing. **
  • Regenerative land-design Analysis and Simple Consultation.

** NOTE: At this point, soil and compost samples can only be accepted from within Canada.

Workshop educators:

  • Javan Kerby Bernakevitch, Regenerative Land Designer and Educator, All Points Land Design
  • Jo Tobias, Regenerative Soils Consultant and Soil FoodWeb Advisor, RootShoot Soils

Workshop curriculum:

  • 1.5 – 2hr Video Conference Session – Tuesdays
  • Presentation – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Q&A – 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm PST (UTC -8)

Week 1 – November 17th, 2020 – Introduction to Regenerative Agriculture

Week 2 – November 24th, 2020 – Making Holistic Decisions

Week 3 – December 1st, 2020 – Introducing Living Soils and the Rhizosphere

Discovering the Rhizosphere – an intimate relationship between roots and soil

Week 4 – December 8th, 2020 – The Rhizosphere Microbiome; Theory & Practical – Under the Microscope

Week 5 – January 5th, 2021 – Introduction to The Keyline Plan for Full Farm/Garden Design

Week 6 – January 12th, 2021 – Ecological Processes in the Soil – Decomposition & Nutrient Cycling

Week 7 – January 19th, 2021 – Practical Visual Soil Assay

Week 8 – January 26th, 2021 – Creating Viable Biological Amendments – Compost

Week 9 – February 2nd, 2021 – Creating Viable Biological Amendments – Compost Tea & Compost Extract

Week 10 – February 9th, 2021 – Application of Biological Amendments

Week 11 – February 16th, 2021 – Managing Soil Health

Week 12 – February 23rd, 2021 – Regenerative Agriculture and Living Soils Next Steps

Cost

CA475

Who

  • Commercial farmers (small-medium scale production);
  • Ranchers;
  • Park board commissioners (members of a municipality in charge of managing city parks);
  • Municipal Employees or Consultants in charge of land management (could include park board commissioners, road works, engineers, landscape architects, technicians and others);
  • Greenhouse operators;
  • Cannabis producers;
  • Backyard gardeners;
  • Individuals with a general interest in soil ecology, regenerative agriculture, permaculture and agroecology.

More information

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