The Peterborough Garden Show
"Steps and Tools to Help Prepare Your Backyard Garden for Success"
Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 2:30 pm
John Slack is a fourth generation miner who graduated from the Haileybury School of Mines, as mining technologist in 1979.
From 1979 to 1992 John worked throughout Canada’s North in the search of economic mineral deposits. This entailed extensive stream sediment, soil geochemistry, geological mapping, compilations, mine development and mine management. Though not realized at the time this training and work would result in employing these techniques in the evaluation of agricultural landscapes.
In 1992 John left the mining industry and started farming on the family’s 290 acre property, Golden Innisfree Farms, located in Erin Township. Today the farm is comprised of organic potato production and a grass-based sheep dairy which is operated by his children and used for sustainable agriculture research.
Coinciding with farm activities John, with his father, started to evaluate and experiment with agrominerals. Commonly referred to as rock powder and rock dust, this research resulted in developing the Spanish River Carbonatite Complex, a unique igneous (magmatic) calcium carbonate deposit.
Since then, John commenced soil auditing services that resulted in introducing soil evaluation methodologies, commonly employed in mineral exploration, to farm clients.
Today the culmination of these activities has resulted in employment as CEO with Boreal Agrominerals Inc., teaching concepts of regional Terroir, advanced soil science and the utilization of local agrominerals to a variety of sustainable agriculture education venues.
What has all this technology have to do with YOUR garden?
Come and talk to John.