Thursday, April 3, 2014

Saturday, April 26at 8:00am - 3:00pm Show Map Heart Missionary Training 13895 Hwy 27, Lake Wales, Florida 33859 We've got a line up of incredible speakers who will help you gain insight into various topics surrounding homestead gardening. Wondering what to do with the kids? They're invited too! Children ages 2-12 will enjoy age appropriate, hands-on activities to keep them engaged and excited about the earth. Your ticket price includes admission to 3 different seminars, a delicious lunch and a keynote address by Danny Blank. Tickets available at Seminars Include: Probiotic Gardening by John Starnes Thermophilic Composting by Brad Ward Gathering Fertility With a Scythe by Jim Kovaleski Intro to Fermentation by Andy Hillmer Using Sheet Mulch by Paul Saucier Meet Your Keynote Speaker: Danny Blank worked at Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization (ECHO) from 1994 through 2009, primarily as its farm manager. During his ECHO tenure, Danny traveled to Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and SE Asia meeting with missionaries, development workers, NGOs and farmers and participated in international conferences on topics related to smallholder farm development in the tropics. Danny received a joint MSc. degree in ‘Sustainable Agriculture and Integrated Watershed Management’ from Hohenheim University (Germany) and Chiang Mai University (Thailand). In 2013, he joined the h.e.a.r.t. team as the agriculture instructor. Danny currently resides with his wife and two children in Ft. Myers, FL and is a fruit grower.

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