Workshops: Registration Instructions
To register for a workshop you must print, complete, and
mail or fax the required form:
all requested information and mail or fax to:
Ridgewood Road, Willits CA 95490-9730
Phone: (707) 459-0150 Fax: (707) 459-5409
to Register See
the Registration Deadlines and Required Forms &
& Costs See
the details regarding Registration Deadlines and Workshop Costs below.
Policy Read the Cancellation Policy below.
& Planning See
tips for preparing and planning for a workshop,
what to bring, etc.
Reading Review the list of Required and Recommended Readings and the list of materials to bring to the workshop.
Topics & Schedule Review the list of Workshop Topics and the Daily Schedule to better understand how the workshops are structured
and to review the range of activities included in a workshop.
Presenters Meet our workshop presenters John Jeavons and
Registration and payment should be completed at least one month in advance; a higher fee is charged for registrations received less than one month in advance. However, participants are encouraged to apply as early as possible, as these workshops can fill well in advance. Registration closes two weeks before the workshop.
Complete registration should be sent to Ecology Action, along with a brief history of the applicant, a description of how he/she intends to use the information learned, and a paragraph or more on how he/she intends to be living and using the techniques 10 years from now. (See Registration Form.) For more information, please contact us: (707) 459-0150.
Space is limited. In case of oversubscription, the Mini-Farm staff will select later applicants on the basis of the impact their work is likely to have in the future; priority will be given to those with a goal of using GROW BIOINTENSIVE Mini-Farming practices in outreach and public service projects. Workshop fees will be returned to those not selected.
Registration & Payment
to be completed by:
Novermber 6-8, 2009
October 6, 2009
If paid at least one month in advance, the cost of the program is $350 per person, plus publications, if you do not already own them. If complete registration is received less than one month in advance, the cost of the program is $400 per person.
Catered lunches and the networking dinner will be provided. Lodging and other food are not included in the fee and are to be provided by each participant. Ecology Action has very limited funds for scholarships. Applicants interested in scholarships are encouraged to contact garden clubs, youth groups, churches, Rotary or Kiwanis clubs, etc., for sponsorship.
1) If a person cancels his/her workshop registration at least two weeks prior to the first day of the workshop, $325 of the workshop fee ($350 minus $25 processing fee) will be refunded or applied to another Ecology Action workshop during the year that follows.
2) Cancellations that occur less than two weeks before the start of a workshop will result in the loss of the registration fee, or $300 of the fee may be applied to another Ecology Action workshop during the following year.
Preparation & Planning:
Your understanding of the workshop will be enhanced if you already know the following about your area: elevation, first and last frost dates, rainfall by month, temperature—monthly highs and lows. (See forms for these in The Sustainable Vegetable Garden. Your County Agricultural Agent should be able to help you find this information.) You are welcome to bring along photos of the project you are involved in, if you wish.
Workshop meals will be vegetarian. Please indicate on the registration form if you prefer vegan meals. If you have any special food allergies, such as nuts or wheat, we recommend you bring your own food.If you wish to bring a guest to the Networking Dinner on Saturday, please indicated and include payment on p.2 of the Registration Form.
Please bring your own mug for hot liquids, a calculator and 2 pencils. Our weather is unpredictable. Come prepared for cold, rain, snow or heat at mid-day. Waterproof boots with good tread are highly desirable! Generally, tape recorders and video cameras are not permitted at the workshop.
There will be an opportunity to submit an order to Bountiful Gardens on Saturday and receive your order on Sunday at the workshop, to save you shipping costs.
Feel free to write us about any particular or personal concerns or questions. We will try to be accommodating, if it does not interfere with our work here. Our staff is prepared to stay in touch with participants after the workshop is over. Notice of further training opportunities, such as Teacher Certification workshops, will be given in the Ecology Action Newsletter.
look forward to meeting you in Willits!