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Hussagram: Compost tea

Compost tea workshop

Compost tea workshop

Dane from Flowerfield Enterprises was gracious enough to come out last Monday evening to Triple Ripple Community Garden to teach a group of us about making compost tea, which is a natural fertilizer that helps balance the bacteria and fungi in our soil.  We were all very impressed by the depth of his knowledge about soil science and the beautiful interrelationships we participate in when we grow things.  Compost tea is an amazingly simple way of giving plants what they need to thrive without synthetic fertilizers!  We’re looking forward to making our own brews for gardens throughout the city, including Triple Ripple.

If you’d like to get involved with Triple Ripple Community Garden and participate in classes like the compost tea workshop, fill out a citizen interest form here!

Kirstin Vander Giessen-Reitsma

Kirstin is a member of the *culture is not optional core community and is the Head Caretaker at GilChrist Retreat Center.