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with Christina Nikolic
This class can be taken on its own or as part of our Healthy Soils Series. First, what is compost tea, and why is everyone raving about it? Compost tea is the controlled extraction of microorganisms and nutrients from a small amount of high-quality compost and additional nutrient sources into water. The tea can be sprayed on the soil and plants in order to inoculate the landscape with these beneficial microorganisms. Learn about the benefits of compost tea and how to brew it with Christina Nikolic from the Organic Gardeners Pantry. Each participant will take home some compost tea to use in their own gardens.
Classes in the Healthy Soils series include:
Soil Basics for the Home Gardener – Sunday – March 11 – 10:00am – 12:00pm
Effective Microbes for the Garden – Saturday – April 7 – 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Compost Tea for the Garden – Sunday – April 29 – 10:00am – 12:00pm
Selecting Fertilizers & Mulches for the Organic Garden – Sunday – May 27 – 10:00am – 12:00pm
Individual Classes – HCP Members $35/Non-Members $40
Entire Series (4 Classes) – HCP Members $100/Non-Members $130
Instructor Bio: Christina Nikolic
Christina’s background is in landscape design and gardening. She is a senior instructor at Gaia College, where she teaches the Organic Master Gardener and Ecological Landscape Design courses. Christina is a SOUL Certified Organic Land Care Professional and has been serving on the board of directors of SOUL (Society for Organic Urban land Care) for nearly a decade. Currently she runs The Organic Gardener’s Pantry, retailing fine organic fertilizers, soil amendments, and beneficial microbes across Canada.