Restoring Soil Health on Farms, Gardens and Cities

RESTORING SOIL HEALTH on FARMS, GARDENS AND CITIES


COURSE DESCRIPTION

Burnaby School and Continuing Education invite you to attend this special 2-day course on restoring and nurturing your soil’s biological community essential for optimal plant growth.

We will explore:

  • The fundamentals of the soil microbiome and its role in plant production.
  • Planning, construction and management of biologically rich compost, compost extracts and compost teas.
  • Proper applications and assessment of biological inoculants for restoration.
  • Qualitative analysis and general identification of soil and compost microorganisms using a microscope.
  • Project case studies including conversations with farmers who began the journey of soil life rehabilitation using compost extracts and teas to restore their land’s microbiome.

WHO THIS COURSE IS FOR

  • Commercial farmers (small-medium scale production)
  • Greenhouse operators
  • Park board commissioners (members of a municipality in charge of managing city parks)
  • Arborists, landscape architects and technicians
  • Cannabis growers
  • Home gardeners
  • Individuals with a general interest in soil health, regenerative agriculture, agroecology and permaculture

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Participants are welcome to bring their microscope to the course. We will have 2-3 microscopes at the school if you do not have your own.
  • We can provide slides, coverslips and pipettes for the microscope section of the course.
  • Bring your lunch and snacks.

DATES AND TIME

  • October 16th and 23rd 2021 (two back-to-back Saturdays)
  • 9 AM – 3 PM

INSTRUCTOR BIO

Jo Tobias is a Regenerative Soils & Living Compost Specialist with the primary goal of helping farmers regenerate the life in their soil.

She founded RootShoot Soils in 2015 and has since been educating and working with producers in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario. She combines curious exploration with ecology to successfully guide her clients in restoring the symbiotic relationships between their crops and the soil microbiome.

To find out more about Jo and her company, RootShoot Soils, visit her at www.rootshootsoils.com


Registration by phone or in person

All office locations are closed on statutory holidays. Burnaby South Secondary & Burnaby Central Secondary are also closed during Spring break, July, August and during the holiday break in December.

Register by phone
604-296-6901

Regular office hours:
Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Burnaby CCE Office
751 Hammarskjold Drive
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Regular office hours:
Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Burnaby South Secondary
5455 Rumble Street
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Regular office hours:
Tue  | Wed  | Thu
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Burnaby Central Secondary
6011 Deer Lake Parkway
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Regular office hours:
Tue |  7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Refund policy

Fee payments originally made by credit card are credited back to the same card; for expired or invalid credit cards, refunds are made by cheque. Fee payments originally made by cash or cheque are made by cheque. Please allow 3 weeks for processing.

Cancelled classes
When a class is cancelled by Burnaby CCE, a full refund will be issued.

Full time certificate / diploma programs
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received at least 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $100 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. For a refund request received less than 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $200 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received after classes begin. Please see individual course descriptions for exceptions.

Part time certificate / diploma programs
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received at least 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $25 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. For a refund request received less than 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $50 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received after classes begin. Please see individual course descriptions for exceptions.

General interest courses that are 1 session long
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received at least 24 hours before the start of the class, a 20% processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received less than 24 hours before the start of the class.

General interest courses that are 2 or more sessions long
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received before the second session of the course, a 20% processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received after the second session of the course.