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Intro to Integrated Pest Management & Seed Saving on Sept 20th & 21st





Join us for a hands-on, beginner-friendly course designed to introduce you to the world of natural and organic gardening. Over two days on September 20th & 21st, you'll learn practical techniques for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Seed Saving that will help you create a healthy, sustainable garden.


Join us at the lovely Mlango Farm to learn the essentials of sustainable gardening and take home practical skills that will benefit your garden and the environment. This course is facilitated by our team at Harvesting for Good East Africa & Claire Nasike.


Spaces are limited. Secure your spot today!


Cost for two day course - KES 10,500 total

Beginner Level & Practical

Includes meals



Session 1: Integrated Pest Management (IPM)


Date: September 20th

Time: 9:30 AM - 3:45 PM

Location: Mlango Farm


Course Outline:

Introduction to IPM:

  • Principles of natural and organic pest management

  • Environmental and health benefits of IPM

  • Conventional vs Ecological Principles & Methods Identifying Garden Pests and Allies:

  • Common pests and their natural predators

  • Recognizing beneficial insects Natural Pest Control Methods:

  • Cultural, biological, and mechanical control strategies

  • Practical Use & Making of organic pesticides

  1. Practical IPM Strategies:

  • Setting up and maintaining monitoring systems

  • Implementing IPM in your garden Field Practice:

  • Mlango Farm tour

  • Identifying pests and beneficial insects in the farm

  • Applying IPM techniques



Important Takeaways:

  • Solid understanding of IPM principles and their benefits

  • Ability to identify common pests and beneficial insects

  • Knowledge of natural and organic pest control methods

  • Practical experience in implementing IPM strategies



Session 2: Seed Saving


Date: September 21st

Time: 9:00 AM - 3:45 PM

Location: Mlango Farm


Course Outline:

Introduction to Seed Saving:

  • Importance of saving seeds for sustainability

  • Basic concepts and seed saving terminology

  • Context of food sovereignty, biodiversity and culture Seed selection:

  • Harvesting

  • Threshing

  • Cleaning

  • Drying


Preservation:

  • Seed preservation and treatment

  • Seed packaging and storage


  • Storing Seeds:

  • Proper drying and storage methods

  • Ensuring seed viability and longevity

  • Traditional and modern methods of seed saving and exchange used in Kenya


Seed saving, registration, certification and laws in Kenya

  • Where to find  indigenous and local seeds  in Kenya

  • Seed registration and certification in Kenya

  • Seed laws in Kenya Important Takeaways:

  • Understanding the importance of seed saving

  • Knowledge of plant biology and seed types

  • Skills in selecting, harvesting, and cleaning seeds

  • Techniques for proper seed storage



Spaces are limited. Secure your spot today!

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