Sustainable Soils Management Course with Paul Taylor, at the PRI Maungaraeeda, Sunshine Coast, Kin Kin, Queensland, Australia
Starts Oct 08, 2012 and runs for 5 day(s).
In this workshop, we redefine sustainable agriculture as 'the ability to improve production while we reduce cost and improve soil fertility'. Learn a 3-part system as the path forward to improving your productive soils.
This course is a specialist course and is part of the Permaculture Life Skills Internship but can be attended as a separate course.
Paul Taylor was raised on an organic farm and has been working with sustainable soil management for more than 30 years. Paul demystifies the complex sciences of soil microbiology and plant nutrition to bring you a cutting edge system of sustainable soil management.
1. Specialist composting made easy: Trust Nature's Bio-vital system
2. Making soil pro-biotic - soil microbiology made simple
3. Making cost effective Bio-Fertilisers: COAS principles from Eugenio Gras and much more.
Learn how to combine these 3 cost effective methodologies, to reduce costs and achieve sustainable soil management.
In this 5-day course we take the mystery out of soil microbiology, plant nutrition and 'organics' and learn how to combine methods to improve soil fertility, reduce input costs and improve production. These management principles apply to the backyard garden as well as the broad acre farm.
Sustainable Soil Management means that we depend on natural processes to improve production while we build soil fertility and reduce cost. We believe that the principles of sustainable soil management is the path forward for giving agriculture the tools needed to rebuild degraded soils.
About the Teacher:
Paul Taylor has Australian Federal Government FarmReady approval as an educator, is a recognized permaculture teacher and organic soil management specialist and has completed his Certificate IV in Education, Training and Assessment, qualifying him as an educator under the Australian Federal Government VET (Vocational Education and Training) guidelines. Paul has worked extensively as a consultant and educator in Australia, India, the Middle East and the U.S.A. Map
Important information about this course
The Permaculture Research Institute Maungaraeeda, Sunshine Coast, 93 Golden Gully Road, Kin Kin QLD 4571, Australia.
9am - 5pm daily
Camping (tent) accommodation is included in the course fee, please byo tent and camping gear (bedding etc). Limited cabin accommodation ($30 per night per cabin) or backpacker style shared accommodation ($10 per night per person) also available.
Fully catered for, 3 meals per day plus morning and afternoon tea.
Directions to get to the Permaculture Research Institute Maungaraeeda, Sunshine Coast: Take the Bruce Highway towards Gympie from the South or toward Brisbane from the North. Take the Pomona Kin Kin turnoff. Follow the road, turn right at the T-intersection. Take the road through Pomona town, straight through the roundabout, over the railway line, then turn left at the T-Intersection. Follow that road to Kin Kin. Turn left to go into Kin Kin and past the pub. Follow that road for about 3 kms, Golden Gully Road is on your left (a dirt road). Kin Kin SOULS is 930 metres down that road on your left.
$795 inc. all meals. $100 non-refundable but transferable deposit upon booking, full amount due 3 weeks prior to course start.
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