Regenerative Earth Spring Seminar
On April 19th, 2015, Simran Raphaell led a workshop on STORING WATER IN YOUR SOIL at the Little Lake Grange, sponsored by WELL.
Simran is a permaculture educator and founder of Regenerative Earth. He shared drought solutions through techniques for fortifying new soil and reusing exhausted soils to make them better and better every season!
He discussed the value of bokashi, how it is made and how to successfully utilize it in your gardens through foliar feeding/compost tea extracts, mulching, top dressing/side dressing, and soil amending. Other important topics included disease and pathogen prevention, on-site waste to resource management, simple ways to make BioChar at home (raw char/carbon for soils, etc), putting the "Bio" in Biochar, charging or "activating" Biochar, and how to get the most by working WITH Nature. Everyone took some bokashi home with them to use in their own gardens.