Piebird Farm Sanctuary
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Organic Gardening Workshop
How to Grow the Food You Eat

Love the Earth, Dig the Dirt.

Piebird is the perfect place to regain a connection to your food. GROW YOUR OWN!

Saturday June 14, 9-3, 2014
$75/single, $140/'couple'.

Quietly walk away from the grocery store, come for this workshop/intensive and then begin enjoying homegrown goodness. This is a hands-on organic gardening learning experience perfect for you whether a beginner gardener or an experienced grower wanting to explore more alternative organic gardening practices.

Learn to live off the land, even if it's a backyard or less (self-sufficiency for small spaces or a small acreage). Whether you have a sunny patio, a currently-lawned front yard, or a 3 acre lot, this workshop will put you in control of your food future.

organic gardening workshop

A complete exposure to the dynamic world of organic gardening, including:

- Connecting soil health with plant health and your own health
- Integrated composting, compost teas and managing your soil using only on-site inputs
- Putting biodiversity to work controlling insects, pests, disease and unwanted weeds
- Learn the benefits of many weeds and observe the neighbourliness that makes companion planting become intuitive
- Organic gardening foundations and easy applications of theory, including space selecting, sod breaking, soil building, seeding, companions, dynamics, natural cycles, seed saving
- Garden planning: what to plant, when to plant it and how
- Use perennial foods as part of a permaculture garden
- Seed starting, seed harvesting (our own open-pollenated heirlooms) and seed storage
- Northern growing and simple season extension

- Fit food growing into your day, utilizing natural cycles to save time
- Inspiration to change your lifestyle so that food-growing becomes a priority
- Demystify organics as easy, fun and necessary
- Realize rewarding work is fun!
- Employ interdependence within ecosystems and time-saving methods
- Use seasonal, earthly, cosmic forces and biodynamics

- Our zero-watering technique
- Bringing nothing on-farm from off-site
- Nourish the soil with plants rather than manures
- & other avant-garde gardening practices...

As a participant you will leave inspired and fully equipped with the knowledge to be growing a significant amount of your own food. Gain a richer understanding of how to successfully and easily manage an organic vegetable garden to be growing the food that you and your family eat -- & have fun while doing it!

Enjoy an inspiring and educational retreat up here at Piebird and fill your head with everything you need to be growing your own food.

Look out your window and see where your food was grown. Become food independent. Be nourished. Enjoy life at its richest!


Small Group Learning (there will be a few scheduled dates in 2014 contact us if interested This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ):
(single): $75
(couple*): $140

Custom Workshop (custom dates, pending B&B availability):
for availability and custom workshop prices contact us

Prices do not include accommodation.
For more details, contact us.

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Workshop is taught by Yan (above) of Piebird and Soggy Creek Seed Co.

* "a couple" (who work the same garden)


Contact hosts Sherry & Yan -- (705) 724-1144
113 Chapman's Landing Rd., Nipissing Village ON., P0H 1W0

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