Storing Water in Your Soil

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.

We look forward to seeing Simran again in the fall when he will address the issues of composting our farm waste into valuable bokashi! (Report by Lucinda Dekker, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)