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The Howard-Higgins vegetable course

Starts: 16 October 2012 09:30
Ends: 16 October 2012 16:30

Well End Micro Farm, Well End, Hertfordshire WD6 5PL

Experience the revolutionary and astounding original science of Sir Albert Howard, one of the founding inspirations of the Soil Association, whose works have been forgotten. Led by Richard Higgins (who is in the line up to speak at the Soil Associations National Soil Symposium in November at Coventry) this one day course, looks at both theory and practical skills, with more practical than theory. Some revolutionary system techniques, including site planning, ground water management, plant selections, planting with copper tools, and winter composting to replace green manuring in our double insulated home build greenhouse. Course covers a sneak preview of 'composting at optimum efficiency' and the manufacture of biochar to prolong fertility in the soil. Also the CTLA course to produce your own potent fertilizer so you can avoid ploughing, rotovating, digging and green manuring. Produce 3-4 crops a year in tunnels, with the four Moon planting rules, on the same ground. How to reduce (eliminate) pests and disease without chemicals or sprays of any kind. How to remineralize your food crops and stop taking supplements. The best veg growing books are available here.

Course costs £70.00 each includes v/v lunch and refreshments. Course starts at 9.30am and finishes at 4.30pm.

Call Richard Higgins on 07983 439 171 or email to book. Please bring suitable footware for the farm.

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