That’s correct, SOLD OUT! Every Saturday in Eugene, Oregon, Down To Earth’s garden center sells compost tea to die-hard patrons who line up with their recycled plastic jugs for this alive soil and plant elixir. When the gate opens, it’s first come, first serve. “Get here by noon or you’re outta’ luck,” says Chris Donahue, Down to Earth’s general manager.
The garden center staff prepares the Growing Solutions 100 gallon Compost Tea System for brewing Friday mornings so when the gate opens Saturday mornings, they’re ready to go. Last Saturday I was on site, dispensing tea and answering questions of new and returning customers, all very excited about compost tea. Included in the lineup of regular compost tea afficionados were four Down to Earth employees who came in on their day off to fetch jugs of tea for themselves!