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Soil Biology Principles, Compost & Natural Fertilizers: 2 Day Intensive Workshop 21-22/09/13

Posted by maria baltazzi over 9 years ago

This 2 day intensive workshop is designed to give you a genuine understanding of soil management, how to increase your top soil and improve production. Participants will acquire the practical experience of how to grow, manage, and apply beneficial microb


Making compost at Atsas Organic Farm



  • introduction to soil biology
  • the symbiotic relationships between plants and microorganisms
  • compost and crop specific compost
  • compost tea and protozoa tea
  • natural fertilizers
  • natural mineralization

The course runs from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday the 21 st of September and Sunday the 22nd of September, with two 10 minute coffee breaks and a one hour lunch break on both days.  The course cost includes tea and coffee, biscuits, and vegetarian sandwiches for lunch.  Shared accommodation at 20 Euros a night can be arranged at rental apartments only 10 minutes bus journey from the course venue, each equipped with a bathroom, living room and kitchen.  The course content will be taught in the English language.

Course Instructor

Nicolas Netien is an environmental engineer specializing in waste management and sustainable community development.  He obtained his Permaculture Design Certificate in 2007 in New Zealand with Grifen Hope, Darren Doherty and Joe Polaischer as well as an internship with internationally renowned permaculture teacher and designer Geoff Lawton at Zaytuna Farm, Australia where he completed his teacher training course.  Nicolas lives in Cyprus and is the manager of Atsas Organic Farm.

The course will be run in English with translations of terms into Greek.

Atsas farm is organically certified and in transition into an agro ecology integrated system and a demonstration site. The farm is located 45 minutes drive/bus from Nicosia and 15 minutes from the mountain village of Kakopetria, just behind the village of Petra.

Course Fees

160 Euros


220 Euros for our Compost Combo!  (Composting Toilet and Gray Water System Workshop PLUS Soil Biology Principles, Compost & Natural Fertilizers Workshop)

Limited availability so please book fast!

To apply for a scholarship please email as at [email protected]

Deposits are non-refundable.

For more information email us at [email protected]


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