Come hang out with the Gandhi Mahal Interfaith Garden and learn how to make (and take home your own) compost tea! It has been said that, "despite all of our accomplishments, we owe our existence to a 6 inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains." But, who makes topsoil? The answer is microbes in the soil in partnership with plants. In this workshop, you will be introduced to the unseen life inside the soil that builds and maintains topsoil by cycling & balancing nutrients, creating a plants immune system, and even holding water. You will learn how to reintroduce the microbes to the soil that have been lost through soil disturbance, toxins, and other harsh conditions. Compost tea, particularly aerated compost tea (ACT), is one of the best ways to restore beneficial and diverse microbial populations to your soil. By coming to this workshop you will know how to make compost tea, how to make different teas for different plants, and how to apply the tea to your garden or farm. Also, you will get a jar of tea to take home! Cost: Pay what you can, or join us anyways! An offering, cash or check only, will be collected to help cover costs of the class and to compensate Adam for his teaching. Where: Gandhi Mahal Interfaith Garden, 3201 22nd Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55407
When: Thursday, August 11th from 5:30-6:30 pm at the garden.
If possible, please bring your own jar (larger mason jar, old milk jug, etc.) to take compost tea home with you. We will also have some jars available. RSVP: On Facebook <https://www.facebook.com/events/921443997981146/> (don't forget to like our page!). Or email firstname.lastname@example.org About the Teacher: Adam Haugeberg lives in Central Neighborhood with his wife Tori, his son Alyosha (3 years old), and his daughter Eva (8 weeks). He is an experienced Permaculture designer & teacher with a particular passion for soil. Adam is the Director of Environmental Justice at New City Church (South Minneapolis), and a Compost Tea Specialist at an Organic Lawn Care Company. Adam has also been involved as a permaculture advisor at the Gandhi Mahal Interfaith Garden.