The certificate for the the course is issued by Trust Nature It is a Certificate of
Attainment for 'Biological Farming and Gardening Essentials’.
3 meals will be provided daily, please advise of any special dietary needs by emailing Teas and coffees will be available onsite.
This is a residential course, camping space and facilities are available onsite and are included in the fee. Rooms are also available at a supplementary cost, contact for more information.
Including your fees
"Hello Everyone: I have worked with Geoff for more than 25 years on multiple projects, his life passion is to promote Permaculture as an not just an 'alternative lifestyle' but as a set of solutions that address multiple global problems. Geoff is 'on a mission' to reach people that never heard about Permaculture and to take Permaculture to a more professional level for mainstream thinking and design. He is working with his wife Nadia 24-7 along with his 'permaculture team' to achieve just that. As Bill once said 'Any system based in total common sense is revolutionary'. Geoff has achieved a new level of Permaculture training more advanced, more professional, more available, there is no other course Permaculture that will reach so many to support the global movement for conscious change than this course, There has never been a Permaculture course like it and not it is available to the global community on line today. Bill Millison once said to me that 'Any system based in common sense in todays world is revolutionary', lets join the join revolution for concious change. Thank you Geoff I know how much work and dedication you have put into this. Paul Taylor
Paul Taylor - Lead Facilitator
Paul has owned and operated more than a dozen organic properties as a 3rd generation organic farmer, gardener and horticulturist, and is the managing director of Trust Nature Pty Ltd and the Co-founder of Hidden Garden Sustainable Farms.. He is a Permaculture Consultant with the Permaculture Research Institute, and has worked as an educator, designer, trainer and biological soil consultant for the past 25 years. As an accredited teacher, he is best known for his work developing the Bio-Vital System of biological soil management as a practical, easy to understand, soil recovery and food production system. Paul is an energetic and engaging teacher with a gift to give you the practical skills and knowledge for implementing regenerative systems and growing organic food profitably almost anywhere. His teaching and consulting have taken him from India to Outer Mongolia, from the USA to Australia, from greenhouses in Saudi Arabia to the wilderness of New Zealand. His courses are dynamic, fun, hands-on and full of knowledge. You will learn management skills and principles that apply to backyard gardens, greenhouses, and on-farm broad acreage, which are suitable to all types of soil regeneration project. Paul is an approved Australian Federal Government educator under the FarmReady Program, holds a Certificate IV in training and assessment and has specialist training in soil microbiology and plant nutrition.
Sustainable Soil Management-The Natural Alchemy of building soil fertility’
Sustainable Soil Management
‘Increase fertility, reduce costs and improve harvest’
A 5-day course
Trust Natures® Bio-Vital™ System
Part 1: 3-day course - ‘ Building soil fertility’
Part 2: 2-day course - Make your own Bio-Fertilizers and soil amendments
Session 2 (2nd morning session day 1): 90 minutes (white board presentation) Soil Pro-biotic (specialist ‘compost tea’) and specialist compost as a primary key to a holistic farm management system.
Sessions 3 & 4 (afternoon day 1): 2 x 90 minute sessions (white board and projector) Understanding the science of soil microbes.
Sessions 5 & 6 (morning sessions day 2): The science and practice of making soil pro-biotix™ (AACT actively aerated compost tea)
Session 7 & 8 (afternoon day 2): Compost tea brewing as a plant and soil pro-biotic: Hands on experience of the technical aspects of making compost tea and growing soil microbes. Q & A on-going through this process.
Sessions 9 & 10 (morning sessions day 3): 2 x 90 min sessions: The science and practice of making specialist compost.
Sessions 11 & 12 (afternoon sessions day 3): Hands on composting
PART 2: Curriculum Days 4 & 5 of the ‘soils workshop’
Make your own Bio-Fertilizers and organic preparations
(Bio-fertilizers: 8 x 90 min sessions over 2 days)
Bio-fertilizer and mineral preparations
Sustainable plant nutrition and ‘food for free’
Session 1 : (morning session day 4)
(Connection between the nutritional quality of plants, plant stress and plant pathogens begin hands on outside)
Session 2: (morning day 4) Introduction to Bio-fertilizer 90 minutes
Session 3 & 4: 90 minutes each (afternoon day 4)
Session 6 & 7: Mineral preparations: 90 min each (outdoor and hands on)
Instructions for some mineral preparations elaboration
Session 8: 1.5 hours (last session day 5) Working with the microscope, looking at the microbial activity of the compost, the compost tea and the bio-fertilizer Acknowledgements:
Dr. Christine Jones amazingcarbon.com.au
Dr. Elaine Ingham Soilfoodwebinst.com
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