“Compost and Compost Tea Training”
in Nelson, BC
May 6, 7 and 8, 2010
Terra Erosion Control Ltd's staff participated in a compost and compost tea course facilitated by Mario Lanthier of CropHealth Advising & Research, Kelowna, BC.
The objectives of the training, provided over three days in May 2010, were to teach staff how to prepare high quality compost, compost tea and about its use in site reclamation projects. Participants learned how to prepare compost, how to prepare compost for the suppression of plant diseases and about the preparation of compost tea with various compost tea recipes. Participants also learned about soil biology, plant microorganisms and about water conservation with organic matter and mycorrhizal fungi.
Participants also made site visits to Glade Valley Gardens, a composting organic farm, the Celgar Pulp mill in Castlegar, to see their biosolids composting, and to the Regional District of the Central Kootenay transfer station, to see their yard waste composting facility. The group also learned how to test finished compost for diseases and quality with various tests.
Mr. Mario Lanthier of CropHealth Advising & Research, teaching the classroom component.