How to improve the quality of your soil to optimize the health, vigor and productivity of your fruit trees and other plants in your garden is our topic this month. We will have a compost tea making workshop taught by John Fedock. John will share one of his passions: the art of “compost tea” making. A great alternative to chemical fertilizers; less expensive and much better for your plants, the environment, and ourselves.
7:00 pm at the Port St Lucie Botanical Garden.
Some topics John will discuss and demonstrate:
— What is compost tea?
— How to use compost tea to improve your garden.
— How to make compost tea.
— How and where to apply compost tea.
— How to build your own 5 gallon compost tea brewer.
— Microscopic video view: See for yourself what the soil life looks like in good compost tea.
John Fedock’s Bio
John considered opening an organic fertilizer, lawn/garden spraying business. In preparation for this business he constructed two compost tea brewers, a 15 gallon and a 70 gallon unit.
He is mechanical engineer by trade, receiving his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida in 2005, and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering in 2008 from the University of South Florida with his primary field of study being renewable energy and solar power technologies.
In 2013, his search for a more sustainable life lead him to earn a Permaculture Design Course (PDC) certificate from Geoff Lawton and the Permaculture Research Institute (PRI) of Australia.
Today, John continues to “engineer” his life to be more sustainable by designing solutions to improve everyday life: a solar attic fan – battery backup system, parabolic solar hot water heaters, custom 70 gallon stainless steel compost tea brewer and monitoring system.. currently he is working on plans for a solar powered shade house for growing veggies during the Hot summer months.
Thanks to all: We had a great tasting table and raffle table last month!
• Bring any extra fruit or a fruit-based recipe for the tasting table.
• Bring any interesting plants for the raffle table.
• Members can bring (or bid on) auction plants (maximum of 3)