Making Preparation 500
Cr-icky this one snuck up on me. We are doing this workshop a week earlier than the others to keep in time with the moon calander.
Preparation 500 also known as Cow Horn Manure is the topic we are covering in this workshop. We have already done some work on this in workshop #3 where we raised and applied it, and now we are making it. This may seam a little bit unusual and back to front but this preparation needs to rest in the soil over the colder months, and now is a good time to do it.
OK so from what I remember from Workshop #3, the better cow horns to use are those from a lactating cow. Once the horns are filled with cow manure they are then buried approximately a foot deep into the ground with the horn point facing up, this will prevent them from filling with water if it rains. Whilst buried in the ground the poo absorbs all sorts of goodness and energy. This potent preparation can then be mixed with water and spread onto your soil up to 4 times a year to form well balanced soil. Which means healthier root growth for your plants, increased worm activity and greater soil water retention, just to name a few benefits.
To find out how to make this amazingly simple and highly beneficial preparation, come to the workshop this coming Sunday (22nd April), at the beautiful Glendhu Station. Starting at 9am and winding up around lunch time. Tickets are $25 and can be brought from Wanaka Wastebusters or you can get them on the day. We look forward to seeing you there.