Dirt Doctor is coming to Waiheke!

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Dirt Doctor is coming to Waiheke!

Time: September 11, 2010 at 10am to September 12, 2010 at 4pm
Location: Waiheke Island
Website or Map: http://www.dirtdoctor.co.nz
Phone: 021-766-827
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Dirt Doctor Jacob&Hana
Latest Activity: Sep 8, 2010

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Learn how to turn your backyard into a productive garden just in time for Spring!

The secret to a great garden is in growing good soil. We often forget that soil itself is made up of living organisms. Understanding these systems can reduce the amount of hard work required to grow good crops.

As a result of years of research and experience conducted by Jim O'Gorman, who runs his own backyard production in North Otago, Dirt Doctor seminars are designed to teach individuals how to make the most of their own resources. Essentially, we specialise in biological-intensive methods - maximum yield from minimum land - and our goal is to teach people the most fundamental, and these days, the most empowering skills one can have, which is the know-how needed to feed ourselves and our families.

Instead of spending time and money on quick and instant, but not lasting, remedies and supplements for your garden, Dirt Doctor teaches you the tried and true secrets for using what you already have on-site.

The sessions will be divided between on-site observation, assessment and demonstration, as well as hands-on experience with specialised tools and techniques.

URBAN COMPOSTING, Sat September 11, 10-12am
Learn how to create an thermal compost that will effectively turn your food scraps and garden waste into the most valuable nutrients for your soil. To demonstrate, we will be creating a compost from scratch during this seminar, so we can also address any questions that come up in the process.

WEED MANAGEMENT, Sat September 11, 1-3pm
Make the most of your weeds and learn how they can be best used to benefit your garden. Learn when to weed, how to weed and why weeds are important for a productive garden.

MICROBE BREW, Sun September 12, 2-4pm
Discover the microorganism technologies in compost tea and mulching. Learn the benefits of a healthy soil food web and how to create one in your own garden.

* It is recommended that participants sign up for all three seminars as each plays an important role in creating a complete Dirt Doctor garden
*Places are limited to 10 per session so as to allow participants sufficient time for questions and discussion.
* The 2-hour sessions also include afternoon tea.
* $30/session or $75/all three sessions
* Leave with a whole new perspective of your garden and what you need to create rich and productive soil.

For more information ring: 021-766-827

or email: jacob@dirtdoctor.co.nz

Payment in advance is required to confirm your spot.

Dirt Doctor seminars are focused on applying these methods to the urban setting and the various circumstances in which individuals live and work in the city. They provide useful information, tips, and techniques for people with all ranges of gardening experience and are also popular with coordinators of community gardens, school gardens, groundskeepers and teachers.

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Comment by Dirt Doctor Jacob&Hana on July 19, 2010 at 3:48pm
Oops, thanks James!

And Earl, Jim O'Gorman will be coming up to AKL for the first time to host two full day Dirt Doctor workshops:

Sat, Sept 4, 9:30am-4:00pm, Urban Eden
Sun, Sept 5, 9:30am-4:00pm, Advanced Soil Biology

Will be posting more on these very soon! We have just confirmed the location at Te Waipuna Puawai in Ellerslie and that we will have special guest landscape designer Carl Pickens from One Earth Matters joining us.

$90/day/waged or $70/day/unwaged.

Check out www.dirtdoctor.co.nz for full details!
Comment by Earl Mardle on July 19, 2010 at 12:24pm
This looks like fun. But we mainlanders might find travelling to and fro twice on the weekend a bit of a challenge. Any ideas and costs for accommodation?

BTW, I see Sunday is vacant till 2PM. Any chance of a sustainable gardens/wine tour/hoedown on the morning?
Comment by James Samuel on July 19, 2010 at 11:55am
You may want to tweak the times listed on this event, as I suspect it doesnt start at 10pm ;-)
Comment by Dirt Doctor Jacob&Hana on July 17, 2010 at 1:15pm
Hi James, Just sent you a message with the details, let us know if you didn't get it. Looking forward!
Comment by James Samuel on July 15, 2010 at 8:36pm
Please let me know what account number to pay into, so I can reserve my spot?

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