Join us for a Zoom Meeting!
October 18th at 2:00PM
Ellen Vande Visse will be our October speaker and will share some of her vast knowledge about composting and building soil.
Ellen Vande Visse, MS, somewhere in her shady past, was an Environmental Education Consultant in West Michigan for 20 school districts, and a developer of a nature center. In Alaska, her Good Earth Gardens have been a teaching lab as well as a market garden for her own CSA and a restaurant. She was the grower for the kitchens of the National Outdoor Leadership School, Alaska Branch, and then created & supervised a community garden for Mat-Su College.
Good Earth Garden School
Ellen is especially fond of all things decaying, and is known in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley as The Compost Queen. She is known to mysteriously brew compost tea for farmers, stores, and markets. She provides consultations on eco-agriculture growing systems. Since 1987 she has been training folks how to farm and garden using organic methods. Teaching topics include selecting organic fertilizers, managing pests non-toxically, building living soil, composting successfully, growing lush flowers, lawns, and herbs, and raising nutrient-dense vegetables. She instructs through her own Good Earth Garden School, as well as credit courses through University of Alaska Anchorage, Matanuska-Susitna College, and Alaska Pacific University. You can find out more about her on her website, ellenvandevisse.com.
Missed the meeting? Watch the presentation at home!
Topic: Homer Garden Club Meeting Recording
Date: Oct 18, 2020 01:53 PM Alaska
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Our Mission: The Homer Garden Club was founded to educate and encourage gardeners and to provide positive experiences for gardeners at all levels of learning. Homer Garden Club is a non-profit organization. The club happily welcomes new members and visitors.