Healing Hands International ANNUAL SERIES OF The “How To’s” & “Hands On’s” of SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AND CONSERVATION RAINWATER HARVESTING BASICS

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ANNUAL SERIES OF
The “How To’s” & “Hands On’s” of
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AND CONSERVATION
RAINWATER HARVESTING BASICS

Offered for the Benefit of Community Leaders, Church Missions Volunteers, & Home Gardeners

DAY 1 Friday March 21 Downtown Church Garden, Searcy, Arkansas

Topics 8:30-4:30

Introduction of People and HHI Vision/Mission
Overview: Goals, Objectives, & Daily Schedules Presentation of Sustainable Agriculture Principles Composting and Mulching… why and how Comparing Soils & Maximizing Root Growth
Using Cover Crops & Conserving Soil Understanding Soil Fertility
Raised Planting Beds … why and how
Hands-on Compost Making
Hands-on Use of Organic & Inorganic Mulch
Hands-on Raised Bed Construction
Hands-on Building a Drip Bucket Stand

DAY 2 Saturday March 22 8:30-4:30

Review Day 1
Harvesting Rainwater…system design and installation
Watering with an Emphasis on Drip Irrigation
Seeds or Plants
Direct Seeding vs Transplanting
Selecting Varieties, Developing a Garden Plan
Companion Crops & Intercropping
Mulching
Rotating crops
Managing the Garden (weeds, pests, disease)
Utilizing Natural Pest Control Techniques
Hands-on Setting Drip Irrigation Lines
Hands-on Planting the Seeds & Transplants
Hands-on Mulching, Staking, and the Trellising
Recommended Gardening Resources
Food Preservation Introduction and Resources
Workshop Supply List
Challenge for the Future
Presentation of Certificates

Note: The 2-day Sustainable Agriculture and Rainwater Harvesting Workshop fee of $30 includes lunch and workshop resources. Join our “Hunger Fighting Team” for $10/month and get either a T-shirt or travel mug. Join at $25/month and receive both.

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