Introduction to Bio Dynamic Composting
Saturday August 22nd
10:00 to 3:00
Harry Hoch will give an overview of composting and share his experience in setting up a small scale on-farm composting system.
Brian Wickert from the Viroqua Bio Dynamic Group will give an introduction to the Bio Dynamic concept and discuss the Bio Dynamic preparations developed by Rudolph Steiner. After lunch Brian will demonstrate how to set up a small barrel or pit composter.
This class is intended to be an introduction to Bio Dynamic composting. We will touch on the difference between BD composting and the basic rules of certified organic composting but we will NOT be giving a step by step course to set up a National Organic Program (NOP) certified system.
Registration cost is $25.00 or $20.00 for members of the Viroqua Bio Dynamic Group and members of the Organic Fruit Growers Association (OFGA).
There is an optional farm fresh lunch available for $12.00 made with organic ingredients from Hoch Orchard and Gardens. You need to register by August 18th to assure lunch.
For more information, contact Jackie, [email protected]
From East on I-90: Follow I-90 across the Mississippi River into Minnesota for 14 miles. Take EXIT 267. Turn left on Co Hwy 12. Drive about 2 miles to village of Nodine. Turn left in Nodine then Turn right on Co. Hwy 16. Drive 1 mile. Turn right on Forster Rd. Drive 1 mile to Hoch Orchard.
From East in La Crosse: Follow Hwy 14/Hwy 61/S 3rd St. across Mississippi River into La Crescent, MN. Turn left onto S. Elm St for 4 blocks. Turn right on Co Rd 6/S 7th St for 6.4 miles. Turn right on Forster Rd. for two miles. Hoch Orchard will be on your left.
From North in Winona: Take Hwy 14/Hwy 61 South to Co Rd 3. Turn right on Co Rd 3 for 4 miles. Turn left on Co Rd. 12 for 2 miles into Nodine. Turn left in Nodine then Turn right onto Co Rd.16 for 1 mile. Turn right on Forster Rd. Drive 1 mile to Hoch Orchard.
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OFGA or Viroqua Biodynamic Group Members – Number [email protected] $20.00/person
Non-member—Number [email protected] $25.00/person
Lunch – Number [email protected] $12.00/person
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32553 Forster Rd
LaCrescent, MN 55947
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