741: Soil: The Easiest Way to Get Great Results.
A Garden Chat with Zach Brooks.
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In This Garden Chat:
Let’s talk about the science and the beauty of the soil that our food grows in. Zach Brooks joins us to share his secrets on making organic, no-till gardening the laziest and easiest way to get great results. Zach’s work at Arizona Worm Farm has given him a chance to experiment with a variety of soil building methods and he shares what he has learned.
Zach semi-retired from Healthcare Management at age 42 when his consulting company went public. And when his first of three grandchildren were born, he went back to Arizona State University to get a second Masters Degree, in Sustainability. Frustrated that most causes of climate change were not only fixable – but fixable with “off the shelf” practices and technologies, Zach set out to prove that an off-the-grid lifestyle could be every bit as comfortable as a wasteful lifestyle and have a positive impact on the environment. Five years ago he bought 10 acres in South Phoenix and began Arizona Worm Farm and started experimenting.
We love working with Zach and we bring his worm castings into our own growing spaces as well as offer it as an amendment in our Fruit Tree Starter Kits. in our local Fruit Tree Program.
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