Learn about Natural Agriculture
Shumei Natural Agriculture hands-on workshop
One day (15th April 2017, 10am – 4pm)
This hands-on workshop is a part of 2017 Shumei Natural Agriculture learning programme, which consists of 3 sessions of one-day workshop in spring, summer and autumn. This is aimed at farmers/growers and students who wish to try growing food naturally without applying any chemicals, fertilizers and animal manures. On this April session, you will look at the importance of soil; role of composts; basic idea of seed savings. The course consists of lecture/presentation, farm tour and fieldwork.
By the end of this course you should be able to…
- Describe the key concepts of Shumei Natural Agriculture
- Understand the role of soil and composts/catch crops
- Understand the importance of seed saving in Natural Agriculture
- Recognise how people’s thoughts would affect plants
Part 2 (29th July):
How to maintain fields and crops with the concept of “purification”
Part 3 (2nd September):
More detailed concept of seed saving, characteristic of the vegetables grown by Natural Agriculture
If I want to learn more, what course can I do next?
We will host 3-day intensive programme for those who wish to learn more thorough ideas of Shumei Natural Agriculture.
Date 1: 18-20 Aug 2017
Date 2: 13-15 Oct 2017*
(* Course contents will be the same as Date 1 except the fieldwork.)