This June, a “compost tea party” hosted by the Dominican Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry gave area farmers a hands-on experience of compost tea and the Growing Solutions Compost Tea System100.
The use of brewing machines, while a relatively new technology to the Commonwealth of Dominica’s agricultural sector, brings enormous potential. The Giraudel farmers—from Dominica’s “Flower Capital”—and the Bellevue Chopin organic farmers expressed deep appreciation to the extension personnel for exposing them to such new and innovative technology. They were more than convinced that within the community of Giraudel, the production of cut and ornamental flowers would see a significant boost with the use of compost tea. And, they agreed it was necessary to embrace organic production to further enhance Giraudel’s ecological integrity.