We hold urban gardening and backyard farming workshops for those who want to get their hands dirty with purpose. The next workshops are on August 17 and 31 (one day only, just choose one date.)
August 17 Workshop
This workshop is especially for those interested in starting their own urban kitchen garden in a patio, veranda, or even indoors, while practicing sustainable, organic and biodynamic methods. We are combining the wisdom and hands-on expertise of real farmers and homesteader. For would-be and aspiring farmers, this is a rare and powerful learning opportunity.
During the workshop, you will have the opportunity to:
In collaboration with SLOWFOOD MANILA
DATE AND TIME: The Urban Farming Workshop will be held on August 17 (Saturday.) The Workshop starts at 9:30 AM with a short break in the morning. Lunch is from 12:30-1:30. It ends at 4:30. Some practical work is included. We will discuss building soil and composting, growing your garden and vermiculture.
The workshop will be held at the 2nd Floor, DowntoEarth Farm Store Cafe, 7433 Makati Curb Holdings, Yakal St., Makati.
MEALS: All meals are included in the workshop fee. Healthy yet scrumptious meals made of local, organic or sustainable ingredients will be served. Please bring your own water bottles, plates and utensils. If you have any food allergies or preferences, please inform us so that we can discuss how your food needs can be met.
FEE: P2500 (includes lunch, snack and all course materials.)
Group Discounts are also available.
To ensure your place, please send full payment by August 10. You can pay via bank deposit or personally at our shop (Makati Curb Holdings, #7433 Ground Floor, Unit J, Yakal St., San Antonio Village, Makati City. Alternatively, you can pay us at our DowntoEarth booth in the Salcedo or Legaspi markets on Saturday or Sunday.
Bank Deposit Details:
Deposit to BPI Account (Arnaiz Ave. branch) Account Name: Earth Flora Inc. Account Number: 9661-0147-65
Checks are accepted. Please issue the check under the name of Earth Flora Inc.
Early registration is advised, as slots are limited. If you have deposited, please scan the deposit slip and email it to email@example.com. Once your payment has been received, confirmation will be sent with a receipt and further details about what to bring.
Workshop in Filipino: August 31
We're doing a version of our Urban Gardening Workshop to cover the basics of waste segregation, bucket composting, sprouting , seed starting, vermicomposting, and how to grow your edible garden plants.
This Workshop will be in Filipino.
We are giving a special rate of only P1500. For those who have already taken our Urban Gardening Course, you can avail of another 50% discount (pay only P750) but bring a farm hand, your household staff or gardener. To ensure your place, please send full payment by August 24.
Perfect for home gardeners, students, household staff, farm staff, and anyone who would like to learn about turning waste into gold!
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Nicolo Aberasturi is the President of Flower Depot, a flower grower and retailer of organic and bio-dynamic flowers, and the President of DowntoEarth, a grower and supplier of biodynamic vegetables, and pasture-raised meat, pork, dairy, poultry, smoked and cured meats. He is a Trustee of the Organic Producers Trade Association of the Philippines and a member of the Philippine Biodynamics Association.
Nicolo has been in farming for 20 years and began practicing sustainable agriculture in 2004, while applying bio-dynamics in 2007. Today he manages Earth Flora, a vegetable and flower farm in Dahilayan, Bukidnon, using sustainable and humane agricultural practices. In 2011, he returned to his roots in cattle farming and is now working or networking with small family farms, to raise animals in the pasture.
If for some reason you cannot make it to the workshop, a fee of P500 will be charged to cover administration costs up to two weeks prior to the commencement of the workshop and the balance will be refunded to you. Within 1 week of the workshop commencing however, a 50% cancellation fee will be charged. If for some reason the workshop is cancelled, you will receive at least 2 weeks notice and your full payment will be refunded.
If you have other questions, please let us know or SMS 0917-6731947
Please fill up the form below if you are interested (indicating the date you prefer) and we will send you details.
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