WAIHEE - Joe McGinn will lead a hands-on two-day workshop on natural farming April 24 and 25 at Waihe'e Coastal Dunes and Wetlands Refuge.
The workshop, with an emphasis on soil health and kalo, or taro, will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
Participants will learn basic principles and practices of natural farming that can be applied to any type of farming and growing of food. Participants also will learn to prepare soil for wet and dryland taro systems and how to feed the kalo during its planting-to-harvest cycle.
The cost is $100 with early registration by April 22 and $120 afterward. The fee includes lunch and refreshments for both days. A limited number of scholarships are available for taro farms. Barter is an acceptable form of payment.
For more information and to register, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (808) 429-1895. For scholarships or directions, call (808) 285-3947.
McGinn, an Oahu resident, completed advanced training and teaching certification in natural farming and was part of a delegation that did research and toured farms in South Korea, the home of Korean natural farming.