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Biodynamics workshop at South Kona Green Market (March 14)


The South Kona Green Market will host Dr. William Shock, Lisa Shock, and Gene Nolin for an informative community education event 10 am.-2 p.m. Sunday, March 14 at the Amy B. H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden in Captain Cook.

Centered on Biodynamic Agricultural Practices, the workshop will feature a scientific approach to sustainable soil enrichment. Learn how to cut your fertilizer costs while increasing your crop yields. By building soil, the land benefits year after year. There will be demonstrations, talks, and question and answer periods with the opportunity to develop your own plan.

Shock is a retired large animal veterinarian who grows berries and medicinal herbs biodynamiclally with his wife Lisa. Their current focus is sustainable agricultural and etheric formative forces. Gene Nolin is a West Hawaii resident and nationally known soil and crop consultant ( specializing in biological practices designed to maximize soil nutrition and crop yield.

“This is a terrific opportunity for our community,” SKGM manager Tim Bruno said. “Utilizing natural, biological processes to improve soil health and create a sustainable method for feeding our crops is squarely within our Market’s mission. We had to jump at the chance to get such knowledgeable experts to speak with us.”

The South Kona Green Market is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Sunday at the Amy B. H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden in Captain Cook. The SKGM provides a place to educate, connect, and support a sustainable island community through locally produced agricultural and hand-crafted products.

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