September 12, 2017
Please give your input and share the link with all who may be interested. The 2014 Farm Bill greatly increased access to crop insurance for diversified, organic, and specialty crop growers, but so far... Read more
June 16, 2017
The Michael Fields Agricultural Institute (MFAI) has long been concerned about soil and water conservation and environmental sustainability. In recent years, an increasing number of landowners have ap... Read more
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- 18W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USAhttp://michaelfields.org/michael-fields-calendar/composting-with-purpose-workshop/W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA
March 18th, 9 am – noon, Half-day Workshop, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
July 8th, 9 am – 3 pm, Full-day Field Day, Curtes Farm near West Bend, WI
The half day, indoor workshop will explore the role of high quality compost on soil fertility and environmental systems challenged by today’s agricultural practices. This workshop will specifically discuss how to use a fast, hot fermentation compost method using animal manures and integrated with biodynamic farming principles.
Learn how to improve your existing compost system or how to design, implement, and manage a new compost system for small to large-scale farms.
Instructor Angela Curtes is owner of Grounded LLC, a small business located in southeast Wisconsin, which produces, sells, and educates about a hot controlled fermentation compost integrating 12th century methods with biodynamic principles. A native of Wisconsin, Angela has worked for over 23 years in the fields of environmental and wilderness education, natural and farm lands preservation, and soil fertility, chromatography, compost production, and education. She has worked for local and national land trusts and private individuals aiding to preserve over 2,900 acres of natural and farm lands in southeast WI since 2001. Her latest venture in safeguarding our living soils, began in Germany in 2012 where she intensively studied the hot controlled compost method in large scale farming operations.
Participants have the opportunity to attend an additional full day, hands-on field day, Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 9am-3pm (lunch included) at the Curtes Farm near West Bend, WI.
Workshop Fee: $40
Field Day Fee: $70 (includes lunch)
Option to purchase book – ‘Humus on the Farm’ by Roland Ulrich for $18
REGISTER HERE Register today! Day of, walk-in fees are $10 more.