Colorado Compost Tea Man

Barb V. passed along an interesting little article about a guy (Justin Rogers) in Alamosa Colorado making and selling his own worm compost tea. Here is a blurb:

Rogers, along with his brother Mark and father Gregg, began making the “tea” to replace harmful chemicals on their potato fields near Hooper.

Soon, fellow farmers were asking for their brew.

Now, the family brews 1,000 gallons a week. Rogers sells about a tenth of the supply to the general public on Saturday mornings at Z Rock landscape supplies.

The mixture takes 24 hours to concoct. The base ingredient is Vermicompost, commonly known as worm castings, Rogers explained.

Read the full article here: “‘Compost Tea’: Home-brewed fertilizer gains fans

I love reading about people involved in vermi-entrepreneurial activities like this! It also reminds me that I need to make some of my own vermicompost tea this season!

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    • Barb V.
    • June 27, 2010

    I’m still curious about how much vermicompost/castings it takes to make 1000 gals of VT each week! And how many worms it takes to make that much VC.

    • LARRY D.
    • June 27, 2010

    Barb,i go by one gallon of vc, then fill the five gallon bucket to the top.That’s a lot.Also the molasses.But i go by the theory that when you cut off the air supply,microorganisms start to die.I’m not sure about the strench of bottled tea.But if you brew your own,…ooohh boyyy!Tea party!

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