Join POP and Dale Hendricks of Chester County's Green Light Plants in this workshop on how to make biochar! Participate and learn about Dale's simple techniques to produce biochar for improving soil in gardens, farms, and orchards. Also, bring home some freshly-brewed compost tea from POP's new 50-gallon brewer to give a late-season boost to your garden soil and veggies!
$20 for general public, $10 for POP partners and Bartram's Garden Members.
Dale Hendricks has been growing and propagating plants professionally since 1975 when he was fortunate to be employed at Green Leaf Enterprises in Lancaster, Pa. In 1988 he co-founded North Creek Nurseries, Inc along with current owner Steve Castorani in order to propagate and grow perennials and grasses with an emphasis on natives and garden selections of natives. In 2009 he founded Green Light Plants, LLC, to consult on carbon-friendly and regenerative landscapes; growing native, woodland and permaculture plants renewably, organically and joyfully.
He has been honored with the American Horticulture Society’s Individual Commercial Award and the Perennial Plant Association’s Young Professional Award. In November, 2015 the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society presented him with their Award of Merit. He has taught plant propagation at Longwood Gardens and lectures widely. He served on the founding board of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia and as co-chair from 2004-2007. He also served on the founding Steering Committee and remains active with the "Native Plants in the Landscape Conference" at Millersville University in Pennsylvania.
He has been a permaculture and biochar advocate and practitioner since 2009 and has presented many workshops and demonstrations in the east and Mid-Atlantic States since that time. He makes biochar while cooking and gardening and implements it in his compost, soil building, horticultural and household endeavors.
Philadelphia, PA 19143
|POP Partner||$ 10.00|
|POP Liaison||$ 10.00|
|Bartram's Garden Member (please bring proof to event)||$ 10.00|
|General Public||$ 20.00|
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