-Patrick Metz- This past weekend we had the folks from Mountain Gate Organics over at the Charlottesville store talking worms, soil, and biology. In anticipation of the day, we had made a couple hundred gallons of compost tea and were giving it away to any interested gardeners. Even more exciting was a little display we had set up with a microscope connected to a computer screen. Underneath the microscope two drops of the tea (made from worm castings and molasses introduced into water and … [Read more...] about It’s Soil, Not Dirt… And It’s Alive!
Soil Food Web
The first steps towards developing a garden--especially if you're new to the concept--can be quite daunting. If your time is precious and you can't put triple digit hours in each week and you're not a trust fund kid, then getting someone to blueprint the green space will be ideal. Luckily, Asheville is home to a plethora of garden consultants of every persuasion from permaculture gardening to Japanese style landscaping. Two of the best in the business are Gary Deetz and Jim Smith who both … [Read more...] about Garden Guru Chat Part 1