Dec 2, 2020
In today’s episode, we visit with Ed Bernhardt at the New Dawn Center/Finca Alba Nueva, in Perez Zeledon, Costa Rica. Ed is a deep ecologist, and author for several newspaper & magazine articles in Costa Rica, including the Tico times. Ed shares with us tips for soil building & supporting your plant’s immune system with a recipe that he calls “kombucha for the plants,” He also shares stories about what it was like to homestead in the 80’s, in Costa Rica, while teaching organic gardening to the locals from young school children to University students. Ed is developing an online course to continue reaching out to those who are willing to receive the wisdom that he has to share, earned over 40 years of gardening in the tropics. Ed also grows a variety of medicinal plants that he processes with his wife for sales at the local farmer’s market.
description of his bio-ferments
has you wanting more, be sure to
check out the YouTube video that we created, where we take you right out
into his back yard where he has it bubbling.
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To follow more of the New Dawn Center’s adventures in earth care education, check out:
Website - www.thenewdawncenter.info
Other recommendations from Ed:
Ed’s Bio-ferment Recipe: https://sharinginsights.net/bioferments
Ed's Compost Recipe, Kitchen-Made Insecticide Recipe & Bio-Sand Filter: https://sharinginsights.net/ed'sthreerecipes
Check out our YouTube Tour of Ed’s Gardens and Bio-Ferment stations! https://youtu.be/WIkdeT_AVyo
Global College -https://gci.edu.np/
Apprenticeship Program INA (Instituto Nacional de Aprendizaje) - www.ina.ac.cr
Ed’s Mentor - Edmond Bordough - Ecological Health Gardens https://amzn.to/36nAdLv
Ed’s books: Medicinal Plants of Costa Rica https://amzn.to/37nKOpe
Kiss the Ground Documentary - https://kissthegroundmovie.com/
Special thanks to Ariel Poltronieri for editing this episode!
Music: Rite of Passage by Kevin MacLeod
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