If you haven't heard yet, thanks to The Garden
Resource Program Collaborative and The Gleaners
Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan,
John Jeavons is coming to Michigan to present
several Biointensive Gardening and Farming Workshops.
John will be presenting the Grow Biointensive
Workshop on March 30 and 31 and the Economic
Mini-Farming Workshop on April 1 at the
Earthworks Garden in Detroit, MI. Registration is required.
He will also be visiting the MSU Student Organic
Farm on Wednesday afternoon March 28th and
presenting a free two hour Grow Biointensive
Minifarming workshop at MSU from 7 to 9 pm in
A101 Plant and Soil Sciences Building, Michigan
State University. The evening workshop is
sponsored and hosted by the MSU Ecological Food
and Farm Stewardship (EFFS) student organization
and the MSU Student Organic Farm.
No preregistration is necessary for the MSU
evening workshop. See the information following for the Detroit Workshops.
John Jeavons, known across the world for his GROW
BIOINTENSIVE® workshops and book How to Grow More
Vegetables: than you ever thought possible on
less land than you can image, will be visiting
Detroit and teaching two workshops on
Biointensive growing methods. We are honored to
have him visit Detroit and encourage you to take
advantage of this amazing opportunity to learn
from Jeavons’ simple techniques, which are easy
to implement in small spaces and result in a
highly productive, nutritious and sustainable
gardens. Biointensive agriculture is focused on
building healthy soil. It emphasizes garden
planning that uses deep soil preparation
techniques, crop rotation, and plant diversity to
maximize yields. It also helps gardeners
understand human nutritional requirements and how
to effectively grow food to meet these needs.
For More information, please contact Ashley
Atkinson at 313-237-8736. Registration Materials
available at www.greeningofdetroit.com .
My apology for multiple postings. This is an
important opportunity to support urban farming
programs in Detroit while learning about
Biointensive Gardening from John
Jeavons. Please pass this information along.
John Biernbaum, Professor
Department of Horticulture and Student Organic Farm
Michigan State University
A 440C Plant and Soil Sciences Building
East Lansing, MI 48824
phone: 517-355-5191 ext 1419
email: [log in to unmask]
Friends and families using facts and feelings to
physically, faithfully and fearlessly farm
front-yards, forests and fields for food, feed,
fodder, flowers, fiber, fuel, fertility,
fun, freedom and the future.
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