Liquid Compost for Healthy Gardens – Workshop
We hope you can join us for this GreenFriends Farm Workshop on Saturday June 10, 2 – 4:30 pm:
Microorganisms feed plants. In this workshop we will learn how to work with nature to cultivate beneficial microorganisms to nourish the vegetables growing in our gardens.
Liquid amendments can be made from compost to cultivate specific microbes. They make it easier to apply the microbes exactly where the plants need them. Whether it be on the leaves, stems, roots, seeds, or in the soil, beneficial microbes are like plant probiotics. They help plants to be well nourished, more resilient, less vulnerable to pests and disease, more nutritious, and even taste better!
In this hands-on experience you will learn about:
- Soil microorganisms
- How to make simple compost extract and compost tea
- How to apply these liquid amendments in your garden
Two Microscopes will be available so you can observe the microbes we discuss.
Cost: $15 per person
Registration is available through Friday, June 9th, 8 pm at: https://LiquidCompostWorkshop-6-23.eventbrite.com
Location: Mandapam dining hall building
1:45 pm: Arrival & Check-in
2:00 pm: Short lecture
2:30 – 4:30 pm: Hands-on making of compost extract & applying to plants + Q&A
Refreshments will be served after the workshop.
About the Instructor
Seetala has been gardening for over 20 years. She spearheaded the development of a community garden at MA Center San Ramon in its early years, and currently serves in several of the gardens in Amritapuri, Amma’s main ashram in Kerala, India, growing a wide variety of species. She is a regular presenter with Amritaculture, the online horticulture/permaculture study forum with Amrita Virtual Academy. Understanding that healthy soil is the key to healthy vibrant gardens, she is a student of Dr. Elaine Ingham at her Soil Food Web School.
Read about Nature Care activities in Amritapuri HERE