Fwd: Soil Summer School - book your place!

Nicole Vosper nicolevosper at gmx.com
Tue Jun 16 17:24:46 BST 2015

*Soil Summer School *

*Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th June 2015, near Glastonbury*

*DIY Soil Care Strategies // Composting // Mycorrhizae Green manures //
Plant teas // Mulching // Biochar*

*The course will cover:*
• Identifying different soils, and understanding their
strengths & weaknesses

• The soil food web & the billions of microorganisms that live in soil

• No dig gardening & soil health

• The politics of soils - why they are eroding around the world & what
we can do about it.

Plus how to:
- use mycorrhizal applications to increase the health of your soil
- make amazing compost & explore the different composting techniques
- make and use compost and plant teas

- master mulching

- use green manures & cover crops to build fertility
- use and make biochar

The course will involve practical, participatory sessions to make soil
science accessible and understandable. It aims to share agroecological
approaches that can support our communities to feed themselves, while
minimising inputs and creating systems that build soil health by working
with nature.

The course is led by experienced horticulturalists and growers from
workers cooperative, Feed Avalon, as well as external tutors who are
leaders in their field.

The course includes a home-grown, home-made lunch and salad, as well as
refreshments. Camping accommodation is available for £5 per night at
Brook End, the LAND Centre that is hosting the course.

*Cost: *

The cost of the course is banded on the basis of income:

Up to 14K p/year Somerset - Free Outside of Somerset - £25
14K-20K p/year £60

20K upwards £120

If you are financially unable to contribute, please email Feed Avalon
for other opportunities for exchange or a free place.

Please contact us as soon as possible if you have child care or
additional needs, so we can support you to participate.

*How to Book:

*Please put your details through this online booking form:

Or email nicole at feedavalon.org.uk


Nicole Vosper

Email: nicole at feedavalon.org.uk

www.feedavalon.org.uk <https://www.feedavalon.org.uk>

Tel: 07477603141

Feed Avalon CIC is a social enterprise that establishes food systems
that are socially & economically empowering in order to optimise food
resilience in Glastonbury, Street and the surrounding areas.

Registered in England and Wales 8632448 Registered Address: Unit C1,
Northover Buildings, Glastonbury, BA6 9NU

/"A people that cannot produce its own food are slaves; they don’t have
the slightest freedom."/ - José Martí

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