So he set about researching and developing low-cost methods of organic farming, creating the Korean Natural Farming system in the process. His son, Youngsang Cho, carried on with the mission and eventually developed the JADAM Organic Farming system, which is employed widely in Korea. After debating the merits of keeping the secret within their own nation to provide a competitive edge, they decided to share with the world their research, systems and methods for making "indigenous" inputs.
Here in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada, we are fortunate to have their compatriot, Rei Yoon, as a fully qualified instructor of the JADAM philosophy and methodology. When he is not jetting around the world to introduce JADAM methods to solve agricultural issues in places as far flung as Hawaii, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and Australia, he teaches JADAM essentials in a two-day workshop series at our CEED Centre Neighbourhood House. This Spring, he will offer the series on April 28 and May 5, two successive Saturdays, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Register here. The cost is only $60 for 14 hours of instruction. The location is subject to change if the class size exceeds 15 people. Register early to ensure your seat.