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Weekend #2: The Soil Food Web, Soil Building and Garden Bed Preparation

Location: Raven's Roots Campus

  • Composting methods (thermal and vermicomposting)

  • Biochar: students will all go home with their own stove

  • Compost teas

  • Sheet mulching

  • Hugelkultur

  • Permaculture principles and design techniques

  • Swales and water harvesting

  • Harvesting plants on the annual harvest schedule for December

  • Winter tree and shrub identification

  • Introduction to the Soil Food Web

  • Studying soil microbiology using a microscope.

  • Pruning apple and stone fruit trees