Aaron Englander, Erickson Fields Preserve program manager, will demonstrate Korean Natural Farming. (photo: Jocelyn Tidwell)
Aaron Englander, Erickson Fields Preserve program manager, will demonstrate Korean Natural Farming. (photo: Jocelyn Tidwell)
Maine Coast Heritage Trust will host a free, hands-on natural farming workshop at Erickson Fields Preserve, 164 West Street, Rockport, on Thursday, June 27, from 2 to 5 p.m.

Aaron Englander, Erickson Fields Preserve program manager, will demonstrate Korean Natural Farming (KNF), a method that encourages self-sustaining, closed-loop systems through minimizing external inputs. KNF shares principles central to Masanobu Fukuoka’s natural farming technique as well as to those of permaculture.

KNF is applicable to many types and scales of farming, from backyard gardening to large-scale livestock operations. The goal of the workshop is for attendees to leave equipped with the knowledge to implement KNF practices on their own farm or garden, including how to make KNF inputs.

Participants should wear work clothes and closed-toe shoes and bring a notepad and pen, water, a snack and work gloves. Space is limited. For more information and to register, call 236-2739 or email jalbury@mcht.org.