Soil Nutrient Sources & Extreme Composting
Free and open to the public!
Interested in learning how to improve the soil in your yard and increase plant productivity and not just for your vegetable garden?
Water harvesting and extreme composting experts Brad Lancaster and David Omick will share with workshop attendees a range of potential nutrient resources and how to best integrate these resources to build functional soil.
Workshop participants will 1) develop critical thinking skills to identify, process, and apply nutrient sources on-site and 2) develop a plan to integrate nutrient sources into their own soil management. The workshop will provide an overview on enhancing soil in desert environments by utilizing local resources – composting plant materials, manure, and human manure. Specific techniques for composting humanure and pet waste and use in the landscape will be detailed.
This workshop is part of a series centered on desert soils through development of community 'Soil Stewards' (watershedmg.org/soil-stewards). The Soil Stewards program is made possible by a grant Watershed Management Group received from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to address environmental issues related to healthy soils including food security, waste reduction, and water conservation.