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Event Details

Soil Summer School

Time: June 27, 2015 to June 28, 2015
Location: Compton Dundon
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Event Type: course
Organized By: Feed Avalon
Latest Activity: May 14, 2015

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Event Description

DIY Soil Care Strategies // Composting // Mycorrhizae Green manures // Plant teas // Mulching // Biochar

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th June 2015, near Glastonbury

The course will cover:
• Identifying different soils, and understanding their
structures, strengths & weaknesses

• The soil food web & the billions of microorganisms that live in soil
• No dig gardening & soil health

• The politics of soils - why they are eroding around the world & what we can do about it.

Plus how to:
- use mycorrhizal applications to increase the health of your soil - make amazing compost & explore the different composting
- make and use compost and plant teas
- master mulching
- use green manures & cover crops to build fertility - use and make biochar

The course will involve practical, participatory sessions to make soil science accessible and understandable. It aims to share agroecological approaches that can support our communities to feed themselves, while minimising inputs and creating systems that build soil health by working with nature.

The course is led by experienced horticulturalists and growers from workers cooperative, Feed Avalon, as well as external tutors who are leaders in their field.

The course includes a home-grown, home-made lunch and salad, as well as refreshments. Camping accommodation is available for £5 per night at Brook End, the LAND Centre that is hosting the course.

Cost: The cost of the course is banded on the basis of income:
Up to 14K p/year Somerset - Free Outside of Somerset - £25 14K-20K p/year £60
20K upwards £120
If you are financially unable to contribute, please email Feed Avalon for other opportunities for exchange.

Please contact us as soon as possible if you have child care or additional needs, so we can support you to participate.

To book please email 

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