The Glen Road Organics presents a workshop focused on educating all growers on the advantages of growing biologically. We teach how using The Soil Food Web increases your soil health and productivity. With the use of previous success stories with farmers and our own growing experience we aim to show how biological growing increases production and decreases costs in agricultural soils, market gardens and in greenhouse settings. The workshop will include a brief introduction into The Soil Food Web and composting, followed by success stories from clients and how we implement biological strategies in our own farm as well.
John Montague: John is a Holistic Soil Consultant, teaching people how to heal their soil. John has studied with Dr. Elaine Ingham of The Soil Foodweb Inc at Rodale Institute, and the University of Guelph. He believes that you should feed your soil so your plants will feed themselves. Also that “there should be a microscope on every farm!” (Dr. Elaine Ingham). John has practiced sustainable land use over the last 40 years in erosion control, bio remediation, landscape design, construction, project management and organic farming.
As operations manager of The Glen Road Organics and The Glen Road Natural Landscapes for 20+ years John takes great pride in producing bio-diverse compost and potting mixes, and teaching organic farming and gardening practices. The farm is a leader in teaching and producing thermal compost, organic regenerative farming practices and in building healthy, resilient biologically diverse soils.
Nicole Brouwer: Nicole grew up on a conventional farm in Southwestern Ontario. She has since graduated University of Toronto with Honours Bachelor of Science and a diploma from Durham College. Since then she has taken interest in regenerative agriculture practices and organic food production.
At The Glen Road Organics Nicole manages the market garden plot as well as works making compost and potting mix.
Nicole is currently working towards becoming a certified soil consultant.
Purchasing this product will give you access to a recording of this session from the 2023 Guelph Organic Conference.