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Make Your Own Fertilizers & Bio-Inoculants

November 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Photo: Heritage Farm

Heritage Farm manager Adrian Galbraith-Paul will lead this hands-on workshop where you’ll learn to prepare your own fertilizers and bio-inoculants using the principles of Korean Natural Farming and JADAM, which focus on improving soil fertility by relying on “indigenous microorganisms” you can collect from your own farm or garden and reducing off-farm inputs.

You’ll participate in preparing an indigenous microorganisms pile, fish emulsion fertilizer, and water-soluble calcium fertilizer. We’ll also touch on topics that include vermicomposting, fermenting plant juice, and cultivating wine cap mushrooms. 

You’ll be able to take home some of the water-soluble calcium preparation to use on your own garden or farm.

Speaker information

Adrian manages Heritage Farm, a four-acre vegetable farm that sells to Philadelphia restaurants and provides food for families in need. Adrian is committed to building efficient and ecological farming systems that seek inspiration from nature and produce the best quality vegetables.

Additional information

  • This event qualifies for one SmartStart credit through AgChoice Farm Credit. SmartStart allows young and beginning farmers to earn credits toward a reduced interest rate on a new AgChoice loan by attending educational events.


Take a look at our frequently asked questions about our workshops and events. Otherwise, please contact this event’s coordinator, Dan Dalton, by email at or by phone at (814) 349-9856 x710.


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Date: Wed, November 20, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: Phipps Garden Center
1059 Shady Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Cost: Member | $20 Non-member | $30

Event Category: PASA Events