1- Day GROW BIOINTENSIVE® Regenerative and Sustainable Mini-Farming Workshops 


UPDATE: Tonight’s presentation is cancelled due to snow!
If it continues to snow, tomorrow’s workshop will likely be cancelled, too. 🥶🌨☃️


John Jeavons 1 Day Workshop Poster: Evergreen College in Olympia WA 8:30AM-5:30PM Feb. 10, 2019 -- Free Evening Presentation Feb. 9 2019 6:30-8:30PM Evergreen College


John Jeavons’ One-Day Workshop in GROW BIOINTENSIVE® Regenerative and Sustainable Mini-Farming provides an introduction to a successful food growing system that is appropriate to a more self-reliant lifestyle, and for use in developing countries.

The Program

The workshop will consist of lecture, discussion and demonstration sessions teaching participants how to use the GROW BIOINTENSIVE method to grow abundant food and to grow and maintain fertile soil wherever they are. The program will include a full range of information on Sustainability and Efficient Resource Use, Arid Region Farming, Crops and Diet Design, Fertilization, Compost and Compost Crops, Soil Preparation and Maintenance, Seed Propagation and Seed Saving, and Income Farming, as well as the global perspective to tie all these together.

For a complete description of the One-Day Workshop, download and read the Information Sheet for the workshop by clicking a link below:

Olympia, Washington – Sunday, February 10, 2019 – 8:30AM-5:30PM


Practical demonstrations of key techniques will be provided, during which a few participants will be able to try their hand at double-digging, pricking out and/or transplanting.

Event Dates, Registration Deadlines, and Cost

Olympia, Washington – Sunday, February 10, 2019 – 8:30AM-5:30PM

Standard Registration
$150 per person 
if payment is received by January 10, 2019
$175 if payment is received January 11, 2019 – February 9, 2019

Friends and Family Discount (two people registering at the same time)
Participant #1 pays $150 and Participant #2 pays $100, for a total of $250 ($50 less than two single registrations) if payment is received by January 10, 2019.

Participant #1 pays $175 and Participant #2 pays $125, for a total of $300 ($50 less than two single registrations)if payment is received January 11, 2019 – February 9, 2019.

(Registration for this workshop closes February 9)

How to Register and Pay

You can register and pay to attend the Olympia, WA workshop using our secure online registration form, with payment processed via PayPal (credit/debit option and guest checkout available – no PayPal account necessary).

To register, click here.

Cancellation Policy

If a person cancels his/her workshop registration at least two weeks prior to the first day of a workshop, the  workshop fee minus a $50 processing fee will be refunded.

Required Reading / Ordering Publications

Download and read the Workshop Information Sheet for Olympia, Washington.

In order to ensure that you leave the workshop with the fullest range and depth of information possible, we will assume that all participants have read either How to Grow More Vegetables or The Sustainable Vegetable Garden. 

  • Buy How to Grow More Vegetables here
  • Buy The Sustainable Vegetable Garden here

Other optional but very useful publications are listed under Reading in the workshop information sheet. You can purchase the publications listed as follows:

  • Ecology Action’s Booklets in electronic format here
  • The Backyard Homestead here
  • One Circle here

In addition to the reading listed above, a Workshop Mini-Manual (included as a part of your workshop registration)  will be handed out at the beginning of the workshop.


Participants interested in scholarships are encouraged to contact garden clubs, youth groups, churches, Rotary or Kiwanis clubs, etc., for sponsorship. There are also a limited number of partial scholarships for tuition available through this workshop directly. Please email us for details at

Additional Information

Your understanding of the workshop will be enhanced if you already know the following information about your area, which your County Agricultural Agent should be able to help you find: elevation, first and last frost dates (if applicable), rainfall by month, monthly high and low temperatures. (You can find forms for this information in EA Booklet #26, available from Ecology Action.) You are welcome to bring along photos of the project you are involved in, if you wish.

For information about similar workshops, see Ecology Action Workshops

We hope you’ll join us! Tape recorders or video cameras are not permitted at the workshop. Please bring your own mug for hot beverages. Also, please bring along a calculator, pencil, sturdy shoes or boots with good tread and gloves. As the weather could be cold, wet and/or sunny, it is recommended that you dress in layers. Consider bringing your own water bottle and a mosquito repellent.

Food and Lodging near Olympia, WA

Participants will be responsible for providing their own meals and lodging for this workshop.
Here are some possibilities in or near Olympia, WA:


For a list of hotels and motels and campgrounds try one of the following websites:–Washington/all


For a place to eat try one of the following websites:
Vegan/Vegetarian friendly
Natural food grocery

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