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"Hi Rachel I actually create soil inoculants for different plants from trees to vegetables.  If your tree which you did not mention the type Deciduous or Coneferous. The first would be moderatley fungal and the second Conefers enjoy highly…"
May 5, 2016
Kemper Burt commented on rachel's blog post local source for fresh compost tea?!
"Hi Rachel I have a concentrated compost tea. Using some biodynamic preps and mineral nutirents. It also contains worm castings. The castings come from my worm farm while the bidynamic preps are sourced from my friend Steve Storch who is the creator…"
May 5, 2016
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"Hi Rachel, Welcome to the VPA!  Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the VPA when signing-up to become an on-line member.  We are hosting a Volunteer Orientation at the VPA Office on Thursday, March 14th at 6:30pm-8:00pm. …"
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local source for fresh compost tea?!

Hello everyone,
I wonder if you all know of any places in the Valley that sell freshly brewed compost tea?!  I would like to do a soil drench around a very large tree but do not have the capacity to make so much tea myself right now.  Thanks!  :)

 

Posted on April 21, 2016 at 6:28pm — 1 Comment

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At 8:27pm on May 5, 2016, Kemper Burt said…

Hi Rachel

I actually create soil inoculants for different plants from trees to vegetables. 

If your tree which you did not mention the type Deciduous or Coneferous.

The first would be moderatley fungal and the second Conefers enjoy highly fungal.

What makes a compost tea more bacterial is when we start adding things like molasses. Bacteria loves simple sugars.

So we strive for a balanced compost tea recipe rather than one or the other as another factor would be your soil.

To Answer your first question I create the teas myself with continous brewer cycle. If it only takes 2 to 3 days to reach you then you would uncap the container right away.

Let sit in cool dry place and start using it. It will reactivate once it interacts with your soil. For best results keep cap off if you can or very loosely.

It will not keep past a month !. Compost teas are ment to be used right away.

The price is $12.00 dollars for 1 gal. That you can break down as I mentioned previously.

Plus shipping as a thought if I send you a 32 oz bottle it will fit in a flat rate box and you would use it much quicker. That price is 9.00 dollars plus shipping. Please vist my site for more information www.puregrowsoil.com

Thank you BTW im not really sure I should be selling anything here. I just recently signed up.

Kemper

At 9:48am on March 4, 2013, Volunteer Manager said…

Hi Rachel,

Welcome to the VPA! 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the VPA when signing-up to become an on-line member.  We are hosting a Volunteer Orientation at the VPA Office on Thursday, March 14th at 6:30pm-8:00pm.  Please RSVP here.  I also encourage you to join the “Volunteer” Group to stay alerted of all the volunteer opportunities we have available.  You, the Volunteer, make it possible for the VPA to accomplish our mission of inspiring sustainable urban living in the desert southwest.

Best Regards,

Kat Farris

Volunteer Manager

Kat@vpaaz.org

602-413-5700

At 8:05am on March 4, 2013, Lucy A Lieberman said…

Thank you for choosing to join the Valley Permaculture Alliance, a local 501C3 non-profit education organization that offers classes, training, activities, tours, events and demonstrations on various aspects of sustainable living around the Greater Phoenix Valley. You can read more about the VPA on the ‘About Us’ page, and explore the many groups and resources this Ning “social networking site” has to offer, as well as customize your own Profile Page and connect with new like-minded friends. By signing up as a member you are also signed up for our weekly newsletter which gives you descriptions of classes offered each weeks and dates for upcoming events.

 

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