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January 2018

Rapid Topsoil Formation

January 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$75

Any resilient food system is based in healthy, durable soils. Hawaii Island’s landscape history of abuse and lava inundation leaves most of us needing to rapidly develop topsoil. This intensive offers participants exposure to, and hands-on experience with, the range of soil building techniques for degraded landscapes including: swale-mound earthworks, aerobic compost tea, foliar feeding and biological inoculants, biochar and re-mineralization, intensive rotational micro-grazing, and cover crops for fertility farming.  

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February 2018

Food From Wood: Growing Edible & Medicinal Mushrooms on Logs, Stumps, and Wood Chips

February 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd
Volcano, HI 96785 United States
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$55

Wondering what to do with those undesirable exotic trees on the Back Forty? By teaming with certain fungi, you can turn that pesky plant problems into an edible solution. Each participant will depart with a shiitake mushroom log kit, as well as a King Stropharia mushroom kit. 

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Water Wisdom: Strategies for the Homescape

February 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$40

In this hands-on workshop, learn simple, DIY (do it yourself) techniques for welcoming water into our shared watersheds, even during large rainstorm events. Applicable for gardeners, homeowners, and renters who are interested in minimizing the impacts of water runoff on their small property and improving watersheds to protect our natural resources.

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    A medium-sized wormery can process several pounds of organic waste a day – that’s several pounds you don’t have to put in bins, wrap in plastic and put outside in the cold; that won’t take up space in the landfill; and that won’t worsen climate change.
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Upcoming Events

  1. Rapid Topsoil Formation

    January 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  2. Food From Wood: Growing Edible & Medicinal Mushrooms on Logs, Stumps, and Wood Chips

    February 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm