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Compost Tea & Biochar (SWWAG Workshop)

  • Date: November 13, 2021
  • Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm
  • Location: Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden5400 Lindbergh Blvd Philadelphia, PA 19143

Join us for this hands-on workshop, presented in partnership with the Philadelphia Orchard Project! Learn about the making and use of biochar and compost tea to improve garden and orchard soils, as well as demonstrations of other fall orchard tasks.

Biochar is a charcoal-like soil enhancer made by burning organic material. Compost Tea is a living liquid soil enhancer made by ‘brewing’ compost. In this workshop we’ll be going over the history, usage, properties and how they improve the life of the soil. We’ll have live demonstrations of making biochar and brewing compost tea and talk about their application in gardens and orchards.

We’ll also be demonstrating some other fall eco-orchard tasks, including introducing beneficial nematodes for pest control and planting a few new trees in the orchard!


REGISTER: This workshop has a sliding scale fee, including a FREE option. Registration is required at the POP website.

(NOTE: This event has been rescheduled from October 23.)

This workshop is offered by the Southwest/West Agriculture Network (SWWAG). Priority for workshop enrollment is given to neighbors living in Mill Creek, Haddington, & Southwest Philadelphia. Registration is limited to 10-15. Children and youth are welcome, but childcare is not provided.

For more info, contact 215-729-5281 or farm@bartramsgarden.org.

See additional SWWAG workshops.



As of July 30, 2021, Bartram’s Garden again requires that all people wear masks in all of our indoor spaces. To help limit the spread of COVID, please follow the current City of Philadelphia guidelines for visiting an outdoor public space.