ecological market gardening in B.C.

posted March 12, 2014

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The time has never been more ripe to nourish a literacy that can help break the cycles of an unsustainable culture. The world is starved for people with the ability to enrich the planet while improving soil and the human ecology. You’ve dreamed of making a life and right livelihood growing food and raising livestock, but are unsure of how to take the next step. This spring at Linnaea Farm we will be offering two 10-day short programs to inoculate you with the ideas and techniques to get your garden growing. Covering such topics as: Sense of Place, phenology, planning & marketing, seed sowing and saving, record keeping, animal husbandry, compost & making the most of soil, pests & weeds, practical permaculture and year round cropping. The days will be filled with lectures and hands-on training in the field to reinforce and give context to the lessons. You have the option of being housed in our spacious farmhouse overlooking Gunflint Lake and surrounded by the pristine wilderness of Cortes Island. The 8-bedroom house offers private rooms with shared amenities, a well-equipped kitchen to prepare your meals and a library full of books on organic agriculture.

OPTIONAL ELECTIVES:

The Nourished Farmer with Kirsten Vidulich
beyond preserving to the introduction of tried and true techniques for gleaning the most nourishment and nutrition from your harvest and animal systems. Including: simple ferments, milk products, the raw egg, lardcore and bone broths

Herbal Wisdom with Tamara McPhail
common weeds grow along our paths ways, in our garden beds and up through the cracks in the sidewalk. Get to know these amazing healers and learn basic salve, tincture, decoctions and other techniques for preserving herbs and using them in your daily lives.

Come get your hands dirty and learn to become a producer!

PRICING OPTIONS*

Take the course, including 2 electives, accommodation, and 3 meals: $1360
Take the course, including 1 elective, accommodation, and 3 meals: $1235
Take the course, accommodation, and 3 meals: $1110
Take the course: $750

*Successful applicants will be notified by April 1st, and will be given 48 hours to pay in full.