JADAM Organic Farming Workshop Series (April 28 & May 5, 2018)
You will learn how to make and use "indigenous" microorganism inputs, liquid fertilizers, mineral inputs, and natural pesticides. The JADAM system of farming is powerful and easy. Started in Korea, it is spreading quickly in many countries.
The JADAM Organic Farming movement arose from the work of Youngsang Cho, who developed an ultra low cost system. It incorporates the work of his father, Han Kyu Cho, the founder of the Korean Natural Farming system.
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.
The hands-on portion of the workshops teach you how to make the JADAM wetting agent (surfactant) as the base for natural pesticides and liquefied sulfur, both of which are game changers for organic farming.
The book "JADAM Organic Farming: the way to ultra-low cost agriculture" will be available on-site at a special price (see amazon.com for reviews).
Two 7-hour sessions on April 28 (Sat.) and May 5 (Sat.). Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Wear clothing and footwear suitable for gardening for the practical demonstrations.
Cost: $60 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 it yourself Critical analysis of conventional farming
Day 1 Afternoon – Soil management Understanding soil ecology How to do soil foundation work Cultivating indigenous microorganisms yourself Microbe and plant interactions Critical analysis of dividing microbes into "good" and "bad"
Day 2 Morning – Crop cultivation Understanding plant nutrition What and how to feed 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 pesticides Using herb toxins to control pests Critical analysis of crop rotation systems
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.