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ABCs of Organic Agriculture with Jairo Restrepo 2023 – VA

August 17, 2023 @ 8:00 am - August 19, 2023 @ 5:00 pm CDT

The ABCs of Organic Agriculture with Jairo Restrepo

This course uses both theory and practice to engage participants around the key concepts of organic agriculture.

Location: Polyface Farm, 43 Pure Meadows Lane, Swoope, VA 24479

Lecture and discussion will focus on the recovery of soil and the quality of the food it produces. Hands-on demonstrations will teach participants how to produce their own organic fermented fertilizers (bokashi), how to prepare liquid biofertilizers and how to reproduce beneficial soil microbes on their own farms. Participants will also learn how to prepare mineral broths for the control of diseases and insects in different types of crops.

All of this with a special emphasis on how to take advantage of local resources and materials.

Jairo has published 11 books in spanish and sold over 30,000 copies worldwide.

Agronomist, Agricultural Engineer and worldwide lecturer, with over 40 years of experience and a trajectory that has spanned in more than 30 countries, giving workshops, conferences and private consultancies.

Born in Columbia and naturalized in Brazil, Jairo has had a critical impact worldwide in the devlopment of organic agriculture in Latin America, Europe, Africa and Oceania. Focusing mainly on the development of innovating techniques that recover traditional rural knowledge. Making an emphasis on fertilization and nutrition techniques, recovery and conservation of soils, diagnosis of the soils and the planning of transition process for chemically treated farms that want to evolve towards organic agriculture.

$500 Early bird
$700 after June 15th


Polyface Farm
43 Pure Meadows Ln
Swope, VA 24479 United States
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