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2016 Eco-Ag U ─ Natural-Organic System — Crops & Landscapes

Howard Garrett

1 day, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 ─ open to All-Access and Conference-Plus registrants
Badge pickup at 8 a.m. Class begins promptly at 8:30 a.m.

Natural-Organic System — Crops & Landscapes
In this day-long seminar, Howard Garrett, national thought leader and author of numerous books on organic landscaping, gardening and growing, will teach the key elements of his innovative organic growing methods.

Solid natural, organic systems work whether on a farm, in a market garden, or in landscape and turf settings. Howard Garrett has proved it over and over. He will share the core principles coupled with real-world advice suited for all growers but particularly valuable for tree growers, golf course and turf managers, landscape managers, specialty crop farmers, and more.

This seminar will explain the natural-organic program and why it works better in every way for home gardens and farms. It will give detailed, proven instructions for biological soil building, correct planting techniques, tree management, organic fertilizing, natural non-toxic and biological pest control, compost making and management, mulching pros and cons, landscaping tips, food crop production, irrigation, and more. The seminar will teach how to switch from using destructive synthetic fertilizers and toxic pesticides over to natural-organic techniques and products.

During the seminar, you will learn to:
• Stop using destructive synthetic fertilizers and toxic pesticides.
• Use natural-organic techniques and products effectively.
• Save water and money with a more enjoyable approach to gardening and farming.

Organic Management for the ProfessionalThe seminar will include the following categories:
• Introduction to Organics
• Soil Building
• Proper Planting Techniques
• Tree Planting and Management
• Fertilizing
• Insect Control
• Disease Control
• Weed Control
• Compost and Mulch
• Landscaping
• Food Crops
• Irrigation

The presenter has converted the landscapes of some of the world's largest corporations to organic practices with the result being stunning appearance and cost savings, all without relying on offending toxic materials.

Learn More About the Presenter and his Natural, Organic Systems

Howard Garrett's "The Dirt Doctor" website.
Texas Organic Research Center
The Dirt Doctor Channel with Howard Garrett on Youtube.
About Howard's books.

About the Presenter

Howard GarrettHoward Garrett received his bachelor of science degree in park administration and landscape architecture from Texas Tech University in 1969. After a stint in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Howard started his business career at Club Corporation of America where he was a laborer and assistant golf course superintendent. In 1985, the birth of Howard's daughter Logan was the turning point of his entrance into organic gardening, landscaping, farming and ranching. By 1988 he had committed his entire career to the research, education and promotion of organic products and practices. In addition to teaching organics to homeowners, he began the conversion of numerous commercial projects such as the Frito-Lay National Headquarters in Plano. His work also includes research on natural organic planting techniques, use of native and well adapted introductions and water saving solutions. Organic projects in the studies have realized 40-50% cost savings in water use. Consulting clients have included Lambert Landscape Company, Moore Tree Care, Carrington Labs and their aloe vera growing operation in Costa Rica, Greenway Parks residential development in Dallas, Tarrant County Community College properties, Tierra Verde Golf Club in Arlington, Texas Instruments, Iscar Metals in Arlington, and Sabre Corporation in Southlake, Texas. Product consulting clients include MaestroGro, Good Natured, American Rio and others.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds. We will issue an 80% credit for cancellations received through Friday, November 11, 2016 to be applied to Acres U.S.A. subscriptions, books and videos, audio CDs or future conference fees. Your registration can be transferred to someone else’s name if you cannot attend; please contact our office. If attendance is uncertain, play it safe and wait to register or, for the main conference, register on-site. Sorry, no cash or credit card refunds.

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See either All-Access or Conference-Plus registration options to take part in this all-day seminar. Pre-registrations only. Sorry, walk-ins will not be accommodated. As the event date draws near, please call our office for last-minute availability.

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