Ecology Action Offers:
9-Saturdays Summer Course Series Part 1 and Part 2 in 2021!

Dear GROW BIOINTENSIVE Family,

In response to COVID 19, our schedule of public events is as follows
(subject to change, as the situation progresses).

9-Saturdays Courses: UPDATED SCHEDULE as of 12/28/2020:

The 9-Saturdays Courses are still scheduled
Part 1: Jun 5 - Jul 31, 2021
and
Part 2: Aug 21-Oct 16, 2021

If either course series is canceled, full refunds
or the option to transfer attendance to a future course will be given.

Wishing everyone good health and good gardening,
Ecology Action

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Courses Offerings:

PART 1: Introduction to GROW BIOINTENSIVE - Growing Abundance in Your Back Yard

Ecology Action offers 9-Saturdays Summer Course Series Part 1 (nine Saturdays, Jun 5 - Jul 31, 2021) for individuals to learn the essential components that make sustainable agriculture and a highly productive, closed-loop food production system possible in your back yard, using the GROW BIOINTENSIVE Sustainable Mini-Farming technique and a low-technology lifestyle.

Applications for this course series are now being accepted.
Timeline: The program consists of one class per week on Saturday, from 9AM-3PM Jun 5 - Jul 31, 2021
Cost: $644 per person, including all course materials. Not included: food, lodging, personal travel to and from the site (which will vary per participant), or medical insurance. All participants are responsible for food, lodging, travel and medical expenses associated with their participation in this program.
Application Deadline: May 14, 2021.

Click here to download a full course description, including curriculum and program expenses.

Click here to register.


PART 2: Garden Planning Simplified - Basic Techniques to Maximize Sustainable Backyard Food Production

Ecology Action offers 9-Saturdays Summer Course Series Part 2 (nine Saturdays, Aug 21-Oct 16, 2021) for individuals wishing to learn more about designing a complete diet and planning a sustainable vegetable garden or mini-farm using biointensive techniques. During the course you will learn the eight principles of biointensive gardening that will increase your yields, grow your soil and conserve resources for the whole planet, as well as personal diet design and sustainable garden planning. Prerequisite: 9-Saturdays Course Part 1, or 3-Day GB Workshop, or high-level GB work.

Applications for this course series are now being accepted.
Timeline: The program consists of one class per week on Saturday, from 9AM-3PM Aug 21-Oct 16, 2021.
Cost: $713 per person, including all course materials. Not included: food, lodging, personal travel to and from the site (which will vary per participant), or medical insurance. All participants are responsible for food, lodging, travel and medical expenses associated with their participation in this program.
Application Deadline: July 30, 2021

Click here to download a full course description, including curriculum and program expenses.

Click here to register.


Course Location:
Ecology Action's Victory Gardens for Peace Mini-Farm

Ecology Action's Victory Gardens for Peace Mini-Farm, Mendocino, CA

Victory Gardens for Peace (Mendocino, CA)

Ecology Action's Victory Gardens for Peace (https://victorygardensforpeace.com/) site in the town of Mendocino, California is situated on the grounds of the Stanford Inn-by-the-Sea, an eco-resort nestled on the cliffs overlooking the confluence of the Big River and the Pacific Ocean. Our program is focused on: developing the GROW BIOINTENSIVE model for our coastal, cool, foggy climate, improving the soil and teaching the GROW BIOINTENSIVE method. There are many challenges at the site that create opportunities to demonstrate practical and effective ways of maximizing resources and managing fertility. There is an inherently good soil here but it underwent years of compaction as a horse paddock. We are working to build soil structure and fertility to restore the soil health. We experiment with growing complete diets and different crop varieties to find which are best suited to this unique growing climate. Our internships are unique and offer a great experience in water conservation, soil fertility management and food raising through the GROW BIOINTENSIVE method.

 

 


Also offered:

2-Month Onsite Summer Internship
4-Month Onsite Internship
6-Month Onsite Internship

8-Month Onsite Internship
8-Month Web-Based Internship

3-Year Apprenticeship


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