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Creating Nutrient-Dense Crops, Gardens and Pastures

Creating Nutrient-Dense Crops, Gardens and Pastures

Workshop planned June 22 at Grassway Organic Farm Store, New Holstein.

Speakers Sabino Cortez and Will Winter will address the Art and Science of Composting, Compost Tea Application, Inexpensive Soil-Building, Dung Beetle Restoration, and Natural Herd Health Livestock Protocol that eliminates the need for conventional and expensive inputs for soil fertility and health. Wednesday, June 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at this informative workshop to be held at the Grassway Organic Farm Store located at New Holstein.

Practical application and research are showing that there are alternatives to conventional practices and wisdom regarding production of nutrient dense livestock, forage, vegetables, and crops. 

Sabino Cortez, organic ag specialist who founded Erath Earth, Inc. in 1989 from his small farm in Erath County, Texas will be the featured speaker addressing the issues of profitable composting, how it can be done easily and economically without major equipment and time expenses.  He will then demonstrate how to utilize the compost and make compost tea, plus address what you can expect from utilization of these inputs.  These resulting inputs can dramatically improve soil fertility and productivity whether in a large scale operation or in your own garden.

Will Winter, holistic veterinarian and consultant from Cannon Falls, Minn., will follow-up with management of pastures and the importance of the restoration of dung beetles in those pastures.  His research, experiences and observation has shown the value of holistic practices that also increase the health of the soil and livestock raised in this setting.  He will further give pointers on worry-free holistic and natural practices for parasite and disease management in a more natural way.

All individuals who are farming, raising a garden, or just want to know there are economical and healthier alternative methods for garden, crop, and livestock production will benefit from attending this cutting edge workshop.  The workshop includes the presentations, hands-on demonstrations, a pasture walk, and a delicious lunch of pastured pork ham and other local, naturally produced healthy foods. 

The workshop location is Grassway Organic Farm Store located at N600 Plymouth Trail, New Holstein, WI (take Hwy 57 to New Holstein, then 2.5 miles south on Plymouth Trail)  Cost of the workshop is $100 for adults all inclusive for the entire day; spouses $50; children under 16 free.  Admission fee goes to support sustainable agriculture and the education of all interested in a sustainable farming community.  Vegetarian meals are available upon request.

Contact Wayne or Kay Craig at Grassway Organics Farm Store 920-894-4201 or at  You may also pre-register to assure your reservation and to review  the full workshop agenda go online to

Source: Grassway Organics Farm Store

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