Introduction to Nutrient Dense Gardening

Organic produce is generally healthier than conventionally grown- but often, todays organic- especially commercially grown industrial organic- is tasteless and lacking in nutrients. Let’s look at how gardeners can work with and enhance living soils, encourage robust microbial soil food webs and grow tastier crops.

An Introduction to Bionutrient or Nutrient Dense Growing

October 16, 2021 - 2:00pm-5:00pm

Organic produce is generally healthier than conventionally grown- but often, todays organic- especially commercially grown industrial organic- is tasteless and lacking in nutrients. Let’s look at how gardeners can work with and enhance living soils, encourage robust microbial soil food webs and grow tastier crops. We’ve learned that we humans have indispensable microbiomes that primarily support our immune and digestive systems- and it turns out that plants are really not so different. We will explore strategies to ramp up plant health and vigor and touch on some Korean Natural Farming preparations, anerobic teas, wood vinegar and other low cost homemade approaches. 

We will start with a presentation on some of the why and how and then look at and mix up some healthy sprays for happy crops. 


About the Instructor

Dale Hendricks has been growing and propagating plants professionally since 1975 when he was fortunate to gain employment at Green Leaf Enterprises in Lancaster County, Pa. In 1988 he co-founded North Creek Nurseries, Inc along with current owner Steve Castorani in order to propagate and grow perennials and grasses with an emphasis on natives and garden selections of natives. In 2009 he founded Green Light Plants, LLC. To build carbon friendly and regenerative landscapes; growing native, woodland and permaculture plants, organically and joyfully. Since ’88 he lives in Landenberg, southern Chester County, Pa with his family where he gardens, propagates plants, and grows healthy soils.

 


Health and Safety

The Horn Farm Center is offering on-site educational programming with some modifications due to COVID-19. Multiple hand sanitizer stations are available. We will adjust as needed as time passes and things change.

In order to ensure the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff, participant expectations are as follows:

  • Participants are required to bring a mask and wear it when indoors, unless you are fully vaccinated. 
  • Do not attend if sick or recovering.

 

*Registration closes October 14, 2021.

*All programs are subject to change based on unforeseen circumstances including inclement weather. Participants will receive an email and phone call if there are any program changes or cancellations.  

*Parking is along the field above the farmhouse. Meet on the farmhouse lawn.

When
October 16th, 2021 2:00 PM through  5:00 PM
Location
4945 Horn Rd
York, PA 17406
United States
Contact
Phone: (717) 757-6441
Event Fee(s)
Bionutrient class fee $ 25.00