Ever been interested in growing your own fruit and vegetables using natural, holistic methods and techniques? Wondering how to increase your yields without relying on artificial sources of fertility and sprays? Come and learn the tricks of the trade from your local seasoned Heart's Content Organic farmers who have been following organic practices for 10 years.By growing many different types of plants displaying a variety of life cycle within a small area you are mimicking the ways in which the Earth's ecosystems function, as well as diversity encourages resistance to disease, pests and environmental stress.
Topics of discussion include the benefits of companion planting, small plot intensive (SPIN) gardening, backyard composting, guild planting, gardening with perennials and how to build healthy, nutritious and resilient soil through proper management techniques.
Registration is limited to 30 participants, so if you are interested in attending this workshop make sure to RSVP and pre-register using the form at the bottom of this page before space runs out! Thank you so much for your interest in local & sustainable food and for supporting your local organic farmers!
If you would like to register for a garden plot at the Langford Schoolhouse (1694 Colborne St. E in Brantford, Ontario) then please visit the Langford Conservancy Website for more information or call 519-647-0307. If you register for a garden plot then you will be able to attend this Garden Planning Workshop for free!
About the Workshop Coordinators
Tom Nagy is an enthusiastic and insightful encyclopedia of ethnobotany, mycology, and traditional foraging skills. He delivers passionate and engaging edible & medicinal plant walks as well as courses and workshops on growing fungi, using herbal medicine, fermentation, holistic methods of food production and how to strengthen ecological systems. He lives, loves and grows food and community in Hamilton Ontario and writes about his adventures on Outside The Hops.
Richard Tunstall has farmed organically for ten years and we have been certified organic for three years. We have slowly been incorporating permaculture practices into the farm. At Hearts Content Farm we use horses to reduce our dependency on oil and it's more fun too! His philosophy is that organic and wild-crafted plants are essential for optimum health. Richard is also a Naturopathic Doctor with a practice at the farm. Richard uses herbs extensively in his practice and believes that the answers to many of our problems can be found right under our feet.
1694 Colborne St E
Brantford, ON N3T 5M1
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