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Jun
2
Sat
Improve Soil Using Compost Tea @ Mesquite Field Farm
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Improve Your Soil Using Compost Tea

Join us for a hands-on workshop at Mesquite Field Farm covering compost tea and soil health and fertility.

Participants will learn

  • How to utilize compost tea to improve soil health and fertility
  • How to take a soil sample
  • Analyzing soil under a microscope
  • Make a compost tea from scratch
  • Analyze composition of tea under a microscope
  • Analyzing proper balance of bacteria and microbes in soil
  • Build a compost tea maker
  • Build a compost tea distribution container
  • Improve soil fertility without chemicals
  • Distribute compost tea on the land

Instructor, Casey Williams

Casey is a regenerative agriculturist in Corpus Christi, TX who has studied in multiple areas including permaculture, annual and perennial food production, soil health, and aquaponics. In the Summer of 2017 he took Dr. Elaine Ingham’s Soil Food Web online classes (Life in the Soils, Compost, Compost Tea, and Microscope). He is now in the training program to become a Soil Life Consultant with Environment Celebration Institute. Casey’s business, Agricultural Devolution, has a broad scope comprised of teaching individuals how to consciously tend the precious soil and design healthy, dynamic ecosystems as well as growing soil life and nutrient dense food himself. When not working he really enjoys the culinary arts and leisurely reading!

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

Cost: $50 per person

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Register by May 30, 2018

REGISTER HERE by May 30

Download Flyer Here – Compost Tea Workshop

Oct
20
Sat
Mobile Chicken Tractor Building Workshop @ Mesquite Field Farm
Oct 20 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Mobile Chicken Tractor Building Workshop @ Mesquite Field Farm | Nixon | Texas | United States

Join Mesquite Field Farm for mobile chicken tractor building workshop

Participants will

  • Learn the Suscovich design of mobile chicken tractors
  • Learn how to build a mobile chicken tractor
  • Construct 4 Suscovich style mobile chicken tractors

 

Lunch is provided by Pioneer BBQ

RSVP by October 18, 2018

REGISTER HERE

Jul
27
Sat
Preserving the Harvest Canning Class @ Mesquite Field Farm
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

When all of your perfect produce has been sold, what do you do with the rest? Or do you just have an abundance of produce from your garden this year?

How about creating Value Added Products and generate more revenue!!

In Texas, the Cottage Food Bill allows individuals to create canned goods for sale up to a certain amount without the use of a commercial kitchen. This could be a new revenue stream for you!!

Topics Covered:

  • Cottage Food Law Requirements
  • Food Safety
  • Canning Safety
  • Strawberry Jam Making
  • Pickling Making

Cost is $30: this includes a handy reference handout, lunch AND students will get to take home jars of jam and pickles they create during the class!!

Register HERE by July 25th

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