Jadam Organic Farming Workshop Series (Feb 2017)
The Jadam Organic Farming movement has sprung from the work of Cho Young-sang, who developed a farming philosophy that aims to be both environmentally and farmer friendly. He launched the Jadam movement after founding the Natural Pesticide Research Center in Korea.
Rei Yoon is the instructor, farms locally in Maple Ridge and travels overseas teaching Jadam philosophy and techniques. He also teaches Tai Chi locally.
In this course, you will learn to make everything you need for soil health and to avoid costly inputs. It is easy to practice and effective. This is a transformative course for those who are already familiar with organic principles and a great start for those new to organic techniques.
Four 3-hour sessions on February 4, 11, 18, 25.
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.
Wear clothing and footwear suitable for gardening for the practical demonstrations.
Cost: $48 for four sessions.
JADAM Organic Farming
Day 1 – Soil management
Understanding organic farming: its many different ideas
Soil compaction and contamination
Organic matter and soil
How to do it ultra-low-cost
Buying vs. making yourself
Critical look into conventional farming
Day 2 – Soil management
Understanding soil ecology
How to do soil foundation work
Cultivating indigenous microorganisms yourself
Relation between microbes and plants
Critical look into dividing good and bad microbes
Day 3 – Crop cultivation
Understanding plant nutrition
What and how to feed the crops
Fermentation vs. putrefaction
Aerobic vs. anaerobic
Mulching and cover crop
Making liquid fertilizer yourself
Critical look into compost making
Day 4 – Crop protection
Understanding pests and diseases
Difference between wild plants and crops
Making natural wetting agent and pesticide
Using poisonous herbs to control pests
Critical look into crop rotation
Organic Gardening Workshops
We try to offer a series of introductory organic gardening workshops each year for beginning and intermediate gardeners. We are currently seeking a qualified instructor and will update this section when we have secured one.
CEED Centre Society
11739 223rd St. Maple Ridge, BC V2X 5X8
604-463-2229 Hours: Tuesday-Wednesday 10:00 am-4:30 pm