Biological Farming Principles & Practices for Nutrient Density
June 3-7, 2019
Faculty: Dan Kittredge
The basic principles of biological farming systems will be covered in detail along with correlating practices to implement them.
The foundations the course will cover are:
- Soil testing, mineral balancing and remineralization
- Biological symbiosis, inoculation, indigenous microbe integration
- Soil cover with mulches and cover crops
- Polycultures, seed quality and epigenetics
- Complete life cycle understanding from early childhood development to strong reproductive and health function
- Visual analysis, conductivity and brix
Deep strategy and practice from a planetary healing perspective with be woven in, with a focus on increasing crop nutrient density, transparent and immediate assessment, and alignment of economic incentives. Half of course time will be spent in a classroom setting, and half of it will be spent learning hands-on in the field.
Level: 200 / Beginner to Intermediate
Tuition & Fees: $1300 covers the cost of the class, course materials, and three meals daily from our top-ranked Sterling Kitchen. Not included are airport transfers or housing accommodations.
Housing Availability & Fees: On-campus housing is available for an additional fee of $60/night with a private bathroom and $50/night with shared bathrooms. Please note that Sterling College offers rustic/vintage/farmhouse style accommodations that are clean and safe but not luxurious. Availability is limited and room requests are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you prefer to stay off-campus please see our accommodations page for local recommendations.
Please email us if you have any questions about this course or others: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan Kittredge is a lifelong organic farmer and has worked with smallholders globally to improve soil health, crop quality, economic viability and overall capacity. He is the founder and Executive Director of the Bionutrient Food Association, and Real Food Campaign, and has been at the forefront of the conversation about Nutrient Density for the past 10 years. An engaging presenter, his courses are renowned for their broad topic areas, practical take home nuggets, and engaging style.