Digging Deeper: Compost Tea for Healthy Soil and Healthy Gardens

Digging Deeper: Compost Tea for Healthy Soil and Healthy Gardens

Georgetown Garden: Nancy Gray Pyne

Sun, Jun 10 
1:00 PM- 2:00 PM

In 2011, Nancy Gray Pyne hired the New Jersey-based firm, F2 Environmental Design. Andrea Filippone is a boxwood expert who is on a crusade to get people to move beyond the sickly standard English and American box varieties to embrace lesser-known hybrids that are elegant and agreeably pungent, but better garden plants. Eric T. Fleischer is the organic guru in the firm, who believes that the basis of all successful gardening is an understanding and nurturing of the soil biosphere. Healthy soil is rich in beneficial bacteria and fungi, some of which work directly with plant roots to nourish and protect their symbionts. Fleisher explained that some of these microbes are eaten by tiny creatures which release nitrogen as they feed. This is a system that relies on good soil structure, lots of choice compost incorporated into the earth, and the absence of chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

Registration is required and space is limited.

Location
Georgetown Garden: Nancy Gray Pyne
1224 30th Street NW
Georgetown, DC

Date and time
Sunday, June 10, 2018
1:00 p.m.

Registration - this event is now free with Open Days garden admission; no reservations required.

The Georgetown Garden of Nancy Gray Pyne will be open to general Open Days visitors on this date from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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