Posted  25 Jun, 2018 
In: Events

Event Date:  Jul 9, 2018

Dates:

  • First school July 9, 10 & 11
  • Second school July 12, 13 & 14

Location: NPARA Research Farm, Manning, AB

Cost: $1500/person or $2500 per farm unit of 2

Course Outline:

The school will be 50% classroom and 50% “hands-on” in the field

  1. Soil Health demonstrations
  2. Understanding the 4 ecosystem processes critical for soil function
  3. The concepts of biomimicry
  4. Strategies of agroecology
  5. Principles of soil health
  6. Animal/insect integration
  7. Identifying and addressing resource concerns
  8. The strategy and logistics of designing biological primers (polyculture cover crop mixes)
  9. Adaptive multi-paddock grazing
  10. Farm and ranch financial planning and management
  11. Ranch/farm economics: Stacked enterprises
  12. Direct marketing
  13. Ecological nutrient management
  14. Social aspects of soil health

Registration: For registration form and more details visit www.npara.ca or call 780-836-3354 or email nora@npara.ca


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