Our guest this week is Nicky Schauder from Permaculture Gardens in Northern Virginia. She grows food with her husband Dave and their 6 children in Northern Virginia. They run a program called Grow It Yourself Community and teaches online courses on permaculture.
Nicky studied permaculture with Wayne Weiseman and is currently studying the effects of compost tea with funding from a grant. We chat about her progress. Listen in.
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Stuff we mentioned during the conversation:
- Celtuce – grow this rare veggie in your spring garden
- Find out more about permaculture zones here
- EM Bokashi – aerobically fermented compost inoculant product that helps plants grow
- John Kempf’s plant pyramid – Learn more about what plants need to thrive
- Bionutrient Institute – Dan Kitridge’s program educating farms about how to increase nutrient density in crops through stewarding the soil food web
- Nicky’s recommended video for how to brew compost tea safely
- EarthFort – a supplier of compost tea brewers and supplies. They carry the vegan alternative to fish hydrolysate
- TeaLab – sells the pump Nicky uses for her compost tea
- Boogie Brew – the inline filter we use for removing chlorine and chloramine before brewing tea
- Michael Phillips – The Holistic Orchard