Using your own home-made compost is the single best thing you can do to increase your garden's fertility, ward off pests, and keep diseases at a minimum. Worm castings have also been shown to be a similarly powerful tool. Great gardeners will have both an active compost bin and worm bin up and running at all times. They know the benefits to their garden are enormous. Using your own compost and worm castings will also drastically cut down on the amount of soil amendments, fertilizers, insecticides and fungicides that an organic gardener usually needs to purchase to maintain their vegetable plot.
Students will learn what these benefits are, how to properly build a compost pile (we build one ourselves during class), learn how to harvest it and use it on your garden.
The second half of the workshop is devoted to vermiculture: how to start, maintain, and use to full benefit a proper worm bin. See how we feed our worms, harvest the castings, and even make a fabulous worm tea for use as a supplemental fertilizer. Students will take home a worm bin, complete with starter worms!
ALL CLASSES ARE HELD RAIN OR SHINE
AND REQUIRE ADVANCE REGISTRATION
THIS WORKSHOP IS HELD AT 5311 SCOTTS VALLEY DRIVE
IN SCOTTS VALLEY, CA
June 5, 2016 (Sunday) Noon - 4:00 p.m. $59 plus small materials fee of $20 <<Click date to register (gift certificate holders register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org)
September, 2016 (Saturday) Noon - 4:00 p.m. $59 plus small materials fee of $20 <<Click date to register (gift certificate holders register by emailing email@example.com)
Materials to bring to class: compostable materials. If you cannot bring these, we will provide them. For more information about how to prepare for class, CLICK HERE.
Please read our cancellation policy in case you are not able to attend your scheduled class. If the workshop dates don’t work for you, if the class is full, or if you’d like to request that another class be added, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do our best to accommodate you!
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