Soil Health for Horticulture Online (Part 1) with Niels Corfield

Due to popular demand, NOTS are delighted to confirm another edition of Part 1 of Principles of Soil Health for Horticulture (Online) with Niels Corfield. This will run over two consecutive Thursday mornings – June 25th and July 2nd. This course is available for the incredible price of just €25 when you sign up through NOTS.

This interactive online course focuses on the principles of soil health for horticulture systems, using problem-based learning. Learn what the soil health principles are from a renowned international expert. Learn how soil health principles are gleaned from, and how their application improves (and creates) soil crumb structure.

The soil health principles work – from large farms to market gardens. When implemented doggedly, they bring real results: better soil structure, healthier crops and more consistent yields. What’s more, the growers that have applied these principles the most rigorously have the more profitable operations today.

Date: Thursday June 25th & Thursday July 2nd, 2020
Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm both days
Cost: €25
(NOTS Rate)

Course Details (Runs for two mornings 9am – 1.00pm)

Session 1:
– Presentations
– Regenerative agriculture
– Soil health principles

Session 2:
– Workshop/Exercises
– Analysis of soils on your operation
– Applied principles

Note: All sessions will be videoed and made available to you offline, for you to watch again, or to view if you miss the live session.

Who is this course for?
• Market gardeners
• Commercial growers
• Nursery workers
• Apprentices, trainee growers
• Horticulture managers

About the Trainer: Niels Corfield
Niels Corfield has been working to deliver a truly sustainable food system for over 10 years. He is an advisor, researcher, educator, designer, grower and nurseryman. Working to create regenerative landscapes, farms and operations in the UK and Europe.

He is focused on agroecological systems that are low maintenance and productive. He advises and mentors on: soil health, agroforestry, planned grazing and setting-up on-farm crop trials. He provides whole-farm planning and design services for transition farm operations, through an inclusive framework.

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