Workshops, Speaking Events & Training

Here you’ll find information about upcoming workshops, speaking events, and advanced training events.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Practical Microscopy Workshop for CTP Students

Saturday, May 9 – Sunday, May 10, 2020. Optional: Monday, May 11, 2020.

Details:
This workshop is focused on the practical use of the shadowing microscope to assess the quality of soil, compost, extracts and tea. Attendees will assess nematode extractions, protozoan infusions as well as their own samples.
Attendance at the third day is optional and available for an additional fee – a member of Dr. Ingham’s faculty will cover use of the Epifluorescence Microscope on Monday, May 11, 2020.

Prerequisites:
Must have completed all four Foundation Courses or ECI equivalent. All Consultant Training Program Students qualify!
You must bring your own microscope to the workshop – follow this link to see the recommended microscope.

Fee:
$1000 for 2-day workshop, $1500 for 3-day workshop

Location: Scio, Oregon at Harmony Jack Farm
(45-minute drive from Corvallis, 30 minutes from Salem, and 15 minutes from Stayton)

Important Notes:
There are only ten places available in this workshop. Please click here to download the information packet for the daily schedule and details on local accommodations.

Practical Microscopy Workshop for FC Students

Saturday, April 18 – Sunday, April 19, 2020

Details:
This workshop is focused on the practical use of the shadowing microscope to assess the quality of soil, compost, extracts and tea. Attendees will assess nematode extractions, protozoan infusions as well as their own samples.

Prerequisite:
Must have completed Foundation Course 4: Microscopy. You must bring your own microscope to the workshop – follow this link to see the recommended microscope.

Fee: $1,000

Location: Scio, Oregon at Harmony Jack Farm
(45 minute drive from Corvallis, 30 minutes from Salem, OR, 15 minutes from Stayton)

Important Notes:
There are only ten places available in this workshop. Please click here to download the information packet for the daily schedule and details on local accommodations.

Brasil – 2020 – Workshop em Português e Pacote CTP

25 de maio – 7 de junho, Mato Grosso, Brasil

Este pacote inclui:
cadastramento no PTC;
uma vaga no Workshop PTC de 14 dias;
acomodação e alimentação durante o workshop; e
transporte do aeroporto de Palmas ao local do workshop.

No PTC, você receberá:
treinamento de microscopia individual com o seu mentor;
56 horas de orientação com um membro de nosso corpo docente – distribuídas ao longo do seu curso, que você tem 3 anos para concluir;
Aulas Avançadas – projetadas especialmente para profissionais da Soil Food Web; e
acesso vitalício ao Forum PTC, onde você poderá interagir com o Dra. Ingham, nosso corpo docente e nossos ex-alunos.

O que é abordado no workshop de 14 dias:
você vivenciará todos os aspectos práticos do PTC, incluindo: Compostagem; Como Fazer Extrato de Composto; Fazer Chá de Composto; Infusões de Protozoários; Extratos de Nematóides; Microscopia; Teste de Alimentos Biológicos; Coleta de Amostras de Solo; Elaboração de Plano Biológico; Métodos de Aplicação; Seleção de Equipamento.

Este workshop foi desenvolvido para ajudá-lo a acelerar a sua experiência de aprendizagem no PTC. Estimamos que isso reduza pela metade o tempo necessário para você concluir seu treinamento.

Pré-requisitos:
CB – você já deve ter adquirido o CB para poder comprar este pacote;
você deve concluir o CB antes do início do workshop em 25 de maio;
você deve levar seu próprio microscópio para o workshop – acesse este link para ver o microscópio recomendado. Orçamento: US$ 300 mais transporte e impostos.

Custo: US$ 6.750

Localização: Fazenda Santo Antonio, em São José do Xingu, Mato Grosso.

Notas importantes:
Este workshop será ministrado apenas em português e não é aberto a pessoas que falam outros idiomas, incluindo inglês.
Existem apenas 16 vagas disponíveis neste workshop. Elas serão destinadas para as primeiras 16 pessoas a se registrarem apenas.
O transporte para a fazenda parte da cidade de Palmas, que é o aeroporto mais próximo, em 24 de maio às 8h de manhã.

Brazil – 2020 – Portuguese Workshop & CTP Bundle

May 25 – June 7, Mato Grosso, Brazil

This bundle includes:
CTP Registration
A place in the 14-day CTP Workshop (Portuguese speakers only)
Accommodation & Food for the duration of the workshop
A shuttle from the airport in Palmas to the workshop location

In the CTP You’ll Get:
One-on-one microscopy training with your mentor.
56 hours of mentoring time with a member of our faculty – spread over the duration of your CTP, which you have 3 years to complete.
Advanced Classes – specially designed for Soil Food Web Professionals
Lifetime access to the CTP Forum where you’ll be able to interact with Dr. Ingham, the Faculty & our Alumni.

What’s Covered in the 14-day Workshop:
You will experience all of the practical aspects of the CTP, including: Making Compost; Making a Compost Extract; Making Compost Tea; Protozoan Infusions; Nematode Extracts; Microscopy; Testing Biological Foods; Soil Sample Collection; Producing a Biological Plan; Application Methods; Equipment Selection.

This workshop is designed to help you fast-track your CTP learning experience. We estimate that this should halve the amount of time required for you to complete your training.

Prerequisites:
FC – You must have already purchased the FC in order to be able to purchase this Bundle
You must complete the FC before the start of the workshop on May 25
You must bring your own microscope to the workshop – follow this link to see the recommended microscope. Budget: $300 plus transport and taxes.

Cost: $6,750

Location: Santo Antonio Farm, in São José do Xingu, Mato Grosso.

Important Notes:
This workshop will be delivered in Portuguese only and is not open to people speaking other languages, including English.
There are only 16 places available on this workshop. These will be allocated to the first 16 people to register only.
The shuttle to the farm departs the city of Palmas, which is the nearest airport, on May 24 at 8 AM.

UPCOMING SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Idaho Falls Gardening Association

Sustainability in Agriculture
February 14, 2020

Location: Idaho Falls, ID at Center for Higher Education

Description: The Idaho Falls Community Garden Association (IFCGA) supports community organic gardening through educational activities promoting sustainable gardening and conservation and through the establishment and support of community gardening sites.