Urban Eden workshop - giving the gift of growing good soil!

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Urban Eden workshop - giving the gift of growing good soil!

Time: December 11, 2010 at 9:30am to December 12, 2010 at 4pm
Location: Dirt Doctor Wellington HQ
Street: 32 Carlton st, Melrose
City/Town: Wellington
Website or Map: http://www.dirtdoctor.co.nz
Phone: 021-766-827
Event Type: educational, workshop
Latest Activity: Nov 30, 2010

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Event Description

Two full-day programmes covering the complete Dirt Doctor system of gardening. A comprehensive weekend introducing a unique biological approach to micro-farm and home garden soil ecology.


Saturday, Dec 11, 9:30am-4:00pm

Learn how to prepare a highly productive chemical free garden from scratch. Workshop includes practical methods of garden and compost creation with a focus on making the most of the soil and 'weeds' you already have on site.

9:30 Arrive, meet and greet
10:00 Introduction and overview
10:15 Urban Eden presentation (including Q+A)

12:30 Potluck lunch

1:30 Introduction to the practical session
1:35 Site selection and field test of soil.
1:50 Bed creation
2:30 Compost Creation PowerPoint
3:00 Composting Demonstration
4:00 Close

Price $90 waged
$70 unwaged/Dirt Doctor members

Sunday, Dec 12, 9:30am-4:00pm

The basics of biology and micro-organism technology as it applies to your garden. You will learn about the balance that you need to create to have the best soil health for your plants. Introduction to the latest micro-organism production technique - compost tea (or bio-spray) and the opportunity to take a sample home. Finally you will be shown the results of the Dirt Doctor's techniques as they have been applied to the School of Environmental Recovery in Kakanui, North Otago.

9:30 Arrive, meet and greet
10:00 Introduction and overview (Participant expectations for the day).
10:30 Soil Food Web Micro-organism presentation
11:30 Introduction to Bio-spray and micro-organism technology

12:00 Potluck lunch

1:00 Demonstration of Bio Spray (brewing)
2:00 The science behind the system
3:00 Extended Q + A
3:30 Participants receive Bio Spray Sample
3:45 Close

Price $90 waged
$70 unwaged/Dirt Doctor members

* Cost is $90 per person per day, or $70 for Dirt Doctor Members and unwaged participants. Places limited to 10, payment secures place.
* Tea and coffee will be provided, however please bring a lunch to share.
* Please bring a notebook, pen and a cushion. If you would like to take home a sample of compost tea, this will be available on the Sunday and please bring a container and lid.
* We will also be taking orders for our Dirt Doctor Tools
* To book call 021 766 827, or email jacob@dirtdoctor.co.nz.

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