Compost Tea Class
Compost Tea Class
Access the Compost Tea Class and its webinars and resources.
START MAKING COMPOST TEA
We will cover the processes that will maximize biology diversity to get the most bang for your buck. Actively Aerated Compost Tea (AACT) and Liquid Compost Extract (LCE) are the most efficient methods for bringing back microbe diversity. This allow you to eliminate inorganic fertilizers and herbicies which decrease diversity and degrade soil health. You will learn how to set up Actively Aerated Compost Tea and Compost Extract for analysis.
We need to know how to make compost tea that will contain the full set of organisms needed, at high biomass and activity levels. Depending on what you want to do, choose the method of supplying the organisms your soil needs to become healthy (from the point of view of the plant you want to grow) once again.
Therefore, in this online course you will learn about controlling conditions such that beneficial organisms will win the day, not disease or pest organisms. The source of the beneficial organisms is the compost, by definition an aerobic material. If it is hard to apply compost on your property, then consider whether a liquid form of that compost would be easier. Extract or tea? That depends on what you are trying to achieve.
8 Class Sessions
1 Practical Session (hands-on Demo of making compost tea & extract)
1-hour Live Q & A Session with Dr. Ingham each Month
Audio .mp3 Recordings
Find out how to make Aerobic Compost Tea and Extracts and reduce costs by removing toxic inorganic fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides from your life. Set up the conditions that allow no foothold for diseases-causing fungi, bacteria or pests to establish. Make the root zone of your plants a place that yield-reducing root grubs and nematodes will not enter. Tailor the soil to support the growth of the plants you want, not the weeds. These sessions will demystify how to easily make high quality compost extracts and teas to replenish beneficial organisms in the soil and on all plant surfaces. See your garden or farm come to life without hours of back-breaking work.
- Replenish Beneficial Soil Organisms
- Balance the Soil Organisms for Desired Plants, Not weeds
- End the Use of Toxic Pesticides, Inorganic Fertilizers, or Herbicides
- Maximize Biological Diversity
These sessions cover the processes that will maximize biological diversity to get the most bang for your buck. Actively Aerated Compost Tea (ACT) and Liquid Compost Extract (LCE) are the most efficient methods for bringing microbial diversity back to what your desired plants need. Eliminate inorganic fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides that decrease diversity and degrade soil health.
You will be able to access past released video sessions for up to one year from the date the class begins. You will be able to view the approximately 45 minute video sessions at your convenience. There are no set times for the sessions. We ask that you complete the quiz for each session before proceeding to the next video session.
There will be transcripts and slides for each video that you can download and view as you are taking your quizzes. In addition, the webinars will be available to you during this year.
There will be Certificates of Completion issued at the end of the class for all who receive an average score of 70% or higher across all the quizzes. (To learn more see the FAQ)
After you have completed the 4 classes you can also go on the become a Certified Soil Life Consultant assuming you have passed all courses with an average quiz score of 90% or higher.
“When we are talking about compost tea or compost extract we are really talking about getting the organisms back into the soil. With compost tea or compost extract you want to make certain what you’re lacking in soil to begin with, so you know what you need to put back into the soil.”
Session 1. Overview of Compost Teas and Extracts
Session 2. Organisms in Compost Tea and Compost Extract
Session 3. Different Kinds of Teas, Brewers and Ingredients
Session 4. Factors Involved in Making Good Compost Tea
Session 5. Feeding Organisms and Different Brewers
Session 6. Oxygen, Temperature and Application Parameters
Session 7. Examples of Benefits of Compost Tea
Session 8. Demonstration of Making Compost Tea
Session 9. Final Quiz