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Saturday, June 25, 2016
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Living Soils: Homesteading with Permaculture

Orangized by Green Triangle. For any homestead, the nature of its soil is one of the most important factors in determining its health and productivity.How do we create the conditions for soil life to flourish? There are no silver bullets or a one-size-fits-all approach to cultivating healthy living soils. In this workshop we will use the principals of permaculture to outline a holistic approach to soil fertility that can be adapted for the soil conditions of any farm or garden. Participants will engage in a qualitative assessment of soil on site, including its physical and, through the use of a microscope, its biologic components. Other more quantitative assessments, such as soil tests, will also be discussed. This workshop will also cover how strategies for building soil fit into a comprehensive permaculture design. A wide ranging discussion will follow that will outline a number of techniques for cultivating living soils, including: various methods of composting, cover cropping, no-till management, soil re-mineralization, biochar and more. Lastly participants will enact one of these techniques, by building a thermophilic or hot composting pile on site. $50 workshop investment sends you home with materials to further your leaning. Generously supported by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture and PORCH.

2913 E. 117th Street
Possibilitarian Garden
Cleveland, Ohio 44120

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