Practical organic farming workshop
- Less talk, more action oriented training. 30% theory, 70% practical sessions
- Learn on our demonstration farm.
- Discover the art of organic farming through our 1 day program
OUR APPROACHWe offer a variety of 3-hour long workshops as well as intensive style courses for people really wanting to get fully immersed in organic gardening learning. We also offer hands-on sessions for extra learning and experiences. And we are always happy to help you out with any gardening questions or issues.
Innovative farming system that not only promotes sustainability and food security, but also produces more with less cost and labor.
Agripro, an agribusiness agency nurturing and promoting organizations/individuals developing sustainable & innovative brands/solutions for food security, job and wealth creation and Kokrobitey Institute, an organization that demonstrates the intersections between Art, Culture, Design, Health, & Sustainable Development through Literacy is launching a series of Organic Farming Workshops starting on the 26th of August 2017.
The introduction of chemicals in farming got many delirious at the sight of what they could accomplish. Yields exploded. At the start, the soil was healthy. Any damage brought about by chemical fertilizers was hardly noticeable. Pests had not developed resistance to the chemicals. The technology spread across the world as it was considered the revolution in agriculture. Flash forward to today, and many people are marveling at organic farming again. This is after learning that conventional farming methods come with a host of problems including health related diseases like cancer, pollution, degradation of soil and water, and impact on domestic animals.
Organic farming is a technique, which involves cultivation of plants and rearing of animals in natural ways. This process involves the use of biological materials, avoiding synthetic substances to maintain soil fertility and ecological balance thereby minimizing pollution and wastage. In other words, organic farming is a farming method that involves growing and nurturing crops without the use of synthetic based fertilizers and pesticides. Also, no genetically modified organisms are permitted.
International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), an international organization established in 1972 for organic farming organizations defines goal of organic farming as:
“Organic agriculture is a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the use of inputs with adverse effects. Organic agriculture combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote fair relationships and a good quality of life for all involved…”
ORGANIC FARMING is a matter of urgency:
In Ghana, vegetables and fruits that we consume are rather causing so many health related problems such as cancer, heart diseases and even loss of lives. These health-related problems are mainly due to the chemicals our farmers use in cultivating and ripening vegetables and fruits.http://www.graphic.com.gh/features/opinion/chemicals-for-farming-in-ghana.html
WHAT DOES THE WORKSHOP INCLUDE?
Best practices on organic agriculture, natural farming techniques, Organic fertilizer production and application, Kitchen waste composting, Organic poultry production, Income projections, Farm layout planning, Intercropping, Pest control, Watering, Soil and composting.
Each module involves hands-on farm activities for proper understanding of the topic.
WHAT IS THE WORKSHOP COST?
A 200 GHC workshop fee includes registrants receiving 100 GHC worth of inputs to take back to their farm or garden to apply. The workshop also includes light refreshment. Registration will close after the first 50 paid per session, and attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing that one might garden in.
DATE: Saturday, August 26, 2017
TIME: 9:00AM-12:00PM or 2:00PM-5:00PM
WHO IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND?
Applicable to many types and scales of farming—from backyard vegetable gardening to larger scale farm or livestock operations. As stated, attendees will also receive inputs valued at 100 GHC.
HOW TO REGISTER?
To register fill the form below or call: 0302819884, 0245600275. email:firstname.lastname@example.org