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Rejuvenate Your Soil with Compost Tea

Whose soil needs some help?

At this workshop we’ll cover multiple home-scale techniques for bringing even dry, dusty soil back to life.

Vermicomposting— The benefits and process of using farming worms to build great soil

Thermal composting—How to use science to create perfect compost in your yard, and get your soil biology working for optimal plant health.

Compost Tea—Why brew it, how to make it, and how it can be used as a free, all-natural plant and soil booster!

Participants will take home hands outs and recipes for these techniques. Please contact with any questions, and check out all of our other awesome homesteading workshops at

Brooke has been teaching and practicing sustainable agriculture for over 12 years. She has worked in Malawi, Africa, with the ministry of forestry as a Peace Corps volunteer, teaching sustainable agriculture and forestry conservation practices. Permaculture is a favorite field of study; Brooke has taught and certified students in the High Country and beyond. She holds a Master’s of Science in Sustainable Systems, Agroecology focus, from Slippery Rock University in PA, where she was privileged to live and work on SRU’s Harmony Homestead, an 83-acre sustainable demonstration site. For the past ten years, Brooke managed the Sustainable Development Teaching and Research Farm at Appalachian State University, a 157-acre historic farm located in Ashe County, NC. She has taught courses on agroforestry, soils, sustainable development, permaculture, agroecology practicum, and has supervised countless internships. Her main interests lie in the fields of permaculture and soil rejuvenation. She lives to connect people with the tools and knowledge they need to produce food in alignment with Nature for healthier communities and ecosystems.

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Making Shiitake Logs
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