A workshop For Intermediate & Advanced Farmers
Join JM Fortier, Dany Bouchard and the Market Gardener team at Ecolibrium Farms for an in-depth look into the best practices, tools, techniques, and strategies that can help serious growers take their market gardening project to the next level.
In this 3-day workshop, the team will share the results of the last 5 years of applied research and development at Ferme des Quatre-Temps through a combination of slides, lecture, interactive dialogue, and hands-on field demonstrations.
The following topics will be covered:
Keystone elements of the bio-intensive vegetable production model
Farm design for maximum efficiency
Creating systems for reduction of complexity
Tools and appropriate technology
An in-depth look into key crops
Learn and apply techniques for tomato grafting
Healing process in a healing chamber
Weeding & cultivation
Practice with weeding tools including mutineer, colinear hoes, wheelhoes, flextine weeder, wire weeder and more!
Build a low tunnel with the team
Discuss infrastructure options for season extension including greenhouses, caterpillar tunnels, low tunnels.
An in depth look into tools and strategies to increase productivity
Start your beds from scratch
Raise beds with a rotary plow
Learn how to use a BCS with a power harrow
Try the tilther for a smooth finish
Direct sales & marketing
Minimum requirement: 2+ years previous farming experience to enroll. If you have questions about this please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can talk you through it.
Includes daily lunch and end-of-workshop celebration.