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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598

Date: May 26, 2006
Contact: Peg Tillery
(360) 337-7224
No. 06-40

Master Gardener Seminar Scheduled for June 21

PORT ORCHARD, WAŚA Master Gardener Seminar on June 21 will provide an introduction to the use of Effective Microorganism (EM) technology. Presenters will be Erika Fehr from EM America, Jerry Erickson and Kathy Morse.

The use of EM is a relatively new technology aimed at developing agricultural and environmental systems. It was developed by Dr. Higa at the University of Ryukyus in Japan and introduced in 1982. It is a unique technology that combines naturally occurring beneficial microorganisms and is used extensively worldwide in the recycling of organic waste, agriculture (used to enrich the soil and produce quality, healthy crops at a greater yield with decrease in pests and disease), animal husbandry, and in the environment for remediation and solid waste treatment.

The seminar will be located at the Eagles Nest Conference Room. The main presentation will last from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., followed by an hour-long session providing instruction in making Bokashi compost.

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Last Updated:  May 27, 2014