Monday, September 10, 2012

Natural Farming

This introductory course will cover the basics of Natural Farming techniques with indigenous microorganisms (IMO), a way of farming practiced in more than 30 countries, in home gardens and on a commercial scale. Its basic premise is that farmers can generate most, if not all, of the necessary inputs to food production onsite. Many of the inputs are made from materials that would otherwise be thrown away, such as egg shells, animal bones, and fish waste. These are mixed with ingredients that can easily be found in any kitchen such as brown sugar, vinegar and rice. Benefits of using the Natural Farming methods include as much as 60% lower costs to the farmer, more desirable crops, higher yield, better quality, zero waste emission, and stronger plants
Instructor: Joe McGinn
Course Code: N10GR411
Date: October 11 - 27, 2012
Days/Time: Thursdays 5-8 pm, & Saturdays 9:00-3:30 pm
Location: Windward Community College
Hale Kuhina 115
Cost: $375 + Lab Fee (TBD)
Limited Enrollment

To Register Call: 235-7433


1 comment:

  1. Hi, We have read about Dr Cho and natural farming. We are interested in purchasing a small acreage farm to start a green piggery. Do you know people who would be interested in running a piggery? Our idea is to purchase 3 or more acres, plant fruit trees and other crops to feed the animals, use IMOs, etc. We are open to equity sharing in the land, to give ag people incentive to start-up organic piggeries.
    aloha, mike