Taught by Claudia Shimkus
This one day course will be on Living Soil - covering the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How of organisms that are living in the soil.
Claudia will also dive into Worm Composting; basics of setting up a worm composting bin, harvesting and using worm compost. She will cover Compost Extract; basics of making and applying compost extract.
We will build a worm bin for our farm so hands on experience!
Claudia is hoping that everyone will be able to read the following book before the class – “Worms Eat My Garbage” by Mary Applehof
Claudia spent 40 years in a career as a registered nurse. She is a lifetime gardener with an interest in non-toxic, nutrient dense food. She has been a hay farmer since 2008. She received her Permaculture Design Certificate in 2015.
Claudia began training with Dr. Elaine Ingham in 2014; Life in the Soil, Thermal and Worm Composting, Compost Extract and Compost Tea, and Soil Microscopy. She is a serious composter! For more info on Dr. Ingham you can go to her website soilfoodweb.com
What to Bring:
*Sack lunch and water bottle(Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided)
*Sturdy Shoes that can get wet
*Rubber Gloves(optional) for digging into the worm castings
*Layered clothes – We will be working both outdoors and in the greenhouses which could get warm in the afternoon.
*Sack full of Paper/Cardboard/Newspaper
*Our soaking pool will be available after the class from 5pm – 6pm. Bring a bathing suit and a towel if you’d like to partake.
Location: Onsen Farm * 4799 B River RoadBuhl, ID 83316 208/720-0673
Space is limited so sign up early! To reserve your spot please mail $50 to Onsen Farm and include your phone number and email.