ROGI encourages its members to use organic methods in their gardens instead of using chemicals and artificial fertilizers.
Caring for the soil naturally through composting, worm farming and mulching allows plants to grow stronger and develop a healthy defence against insects and diseases.
Tonight at Alexandra Hills, ROGI will be examining the realm of microbes in the form of liquid concentrates for foliage application.
Microbes digest nutrients into organic compounds that can be easily taken in by plants giving them higher BRIX levels – a term used in horticulture to measure carbohydrates and mineral density in the sap.
If plants have low BRIX levels they won’t be getting enough nutrition from their roots to have flavour they should.
Newly elected ROGI President Bevan Saul said one of the great things about growing organic food was the taste.
“We are always open to learning natural methods that help create living soil for healthy crop production,” he said.
“I think members and visitors will be excited to hear our October guest speaker, Bronwyn Holm from Earthfood, explain how to repair the earth the way mother nature intended.”
Bronwyn will show how liquid foliar concentrates are being used in conjunction with syntropic farming on the Sunshine Coast and how the same principals can be used to enhance growing in our suburban food gardens.
ROGI meets on October 12 at 7pm (6.15pm to browse the library and other offerings) at Bayside Community Church, corner of McDonald and MacArthur Streets, Alexandra Hills. Entry for members is $2, visitors $5.
For more details visit rogi.com.au.