This workshop will present 35 years of practice and on-farm research data from Woodleaf Farm’s successful, certified-organic peach, pear, apple, cherry, plum, pluot orchard, including soil mineral balancing techniques, Woodleaf’s mineral-mix sprays to manage disease, and habitat-building to manage insect pests. Woodleaf is known for high quality peaches and no-till, no weed, and no pest spray orchard management. Enroll in all three eco-farming workshops as a short course, and receive a 15% discount!
About the Instructor
For 35 years, Carl was owner of Woodleaf Farm, a certified organic fruit farm in California. In 2012, Carl was recognized with a Steward of Sustainable Agriculture Award, at the 32nd Annual EcoFarm Conference. Carl has done on-farm research, including an Organic Farming Research Foundation grant 1992 – 1996 to study brown rot disease control, and a WSARE grant 2013-2015 to study Woodleaf’s Farm’s Insect Suppression and Ecological Soil Management System. Carl helped to direct, design and run the CCOF Foundation “Going Organic Project” and taught organic farming courses at Butte Community College. Carl was also the president of the North Valley chapter of CCOF and a board member for: CCOF and Community Alliance with Family Farmers. Carl now farms and experiments on a 211 acre farm in eastern Oregon. He is a Soils Consultant who works with farmers to balance soil minerals and design/maintain organic orchards.
Date and Time
Friday, Sept 29 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm (1.5 hours)
$30 ($25 for registered students — valid student ID is required) + GST (Enroll in all three workshops as a short course, and receive a 15% discount!)