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Healthy Soils Workshop Series: Effective Microbes for the Garden

April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

With Christina Nikolic

This class can be taken on its own or as part of our Healthy Soils Series. Using probiotics in the garden? If you already like the concept of compost tea, you will love learning about Effective Microorganisms (EM). These cultures have similar health benefits in the garden as yogurt has in the gut. Explore how to make and use a fascinating microbial inoculant. Participants should bring a clean empty 1-liter plastic bottle with lid to take away a sample of their own.

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.


April 7
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific
505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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