Dirt Doctor founder and 'Earth Whisperer' Jim O'Gorman comes to Wellington to host Urban Eden workshops!

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Dirt Doctor founder and 'Earth Whisperer' Jim O'Gorman comes to Wellington to host Urban Eden workshops!

Time: August 28, 2010 at 9:30am to August 29, 2010 at 4pm
Location: Houghton Valley School
Street: 110 Houghton Bay rd.
City/Town: Wellington
Website or Map: http://www.dirtdoctor.co.nz
Phone: 021-766-827
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Dirt Doctor Jacob&Hana
Latest Activity: Aug 24, 2010

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Event Description

One of the 10 visionary New Zealanders featured in the full-length documentary film Earth Whisperers/Papatuanuku is “Dirt Doctor” founder Jim O’Gorman.

“These people are ‘big picture’ visionaries happy to share their stories,” director Kathleen Gallagher explains. “They have hope while still being realistic. Even in the city, people can have a little native forest and community garden – the connection with the earth is not inaccessible.”

Jim designed his small farm holding in Kakanui, North Otago, based on creating a versatile model for making the most from limited resources. Without electricity, and with little more than what was already growing on-site, Jim has converted his once thistle-covered property into a productive one-man-farm.

Jim will be holding a weekend of full-day workshops in Wellington with special guest landscape designer Carl Pickens of One Earth Matters.

Please scroll all the way down for full details of each workshop.

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Two full-day programmes covering the complete Dirt Doctor system of gardening. A comprehensive weekend introducing a unique biological approach to micro-farm and home garden soil ecology.

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DIRT DOCTOR URBAN EDEN WORKSHOP
Saturday, Aug 28, 9:30am-4:00pm

Learn how to prepare a highly productive chemical free garden from scratch. Workshop includes practical methods of garden and compost creation.

Indoor Session
9:30 Arrive, meet and greet
10:00 Introduction and overview
10:15 Urban Eden Powerpoint presentation (including Q+A)

12:30 Potluck lunch

Outdoor/Practical Session
1:30 Introduction to the practical session
1:35 Site selection and field test of soil.
1:50 Bed creation
2:30 Compost Creation PowerPoint
3:00 Composting Demonstration
4:00 Close


Price $90 waged
$70 unwaged/Dirt Doctor members

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DIRT DOCTOR ADVANCED SOIL BIOLOGY WORKSHOP
Sunday, Aug 29, 9:30am-4:00pm

The basics of biology and micro-organism technology as it applies to your garden. You will learn about the balance that you need to create to have the best soil health for your plants. Introduction to the latest micro-organism production technique - compost tea (or bio-spray) and the opportunity to take a sample home. Finally you will be shown the results of the Dirt Doctor's techniques as they have been applied to the School of Environmental Recovery in Kakanui, North Otago.

Indoor Session
9:30 Arrive, meet and greet
10:00 Introduction and overview (Participant expectations for the day).
10:30 Soil Food Web Micro-organism Powerpoint presentation
11:30 Introduction to Bio-spray and micro-organism technology
12:00 Potluck lunch

Outdoor/Practical Session
1:00 Demonstration of Bio Spray (brewing)
2:00 The science behind the system
3:00 Extended Q + A
3:30 Participants receive Bio Spray Sample
3:45 Close



Price $90 waged
$70 unwaged/Dirt Doctor members

* Cost is $90 per person per day, or $70 for Dirt Doctor Members and unwaged participants. Places limited to 25, payment secures place.
* Tea and coffee will be provided, however please bring a lunch to share.
* Please bring a notebook, pen and a cushion. If you would like to take home a sample of compost tea, this will be available on the Sunday and please bring a container and lid.
* We will also be taking orders for our Dirt Doctor Tools
* To book call 021 766 827, or email jacob@dirtdoctor.co.nz.

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