Jadam Organic Farming Workshop Series (Nov 18 & 25, 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.
Two 6-hour sessions on November 18 and 25. Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Wear clothing and footwear suitable for gardening for the practical demonstrations.
Cost: $48 for the two sessions.
JADAM Organic Farming Day 1 Morning – 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 1 Afternoon – 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 2 Morning – 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 2 Afternoon – 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.