How to Build a Living Soil Planter with SIPs

Free Event – Saturday May 7, 12 to 1 PM
Location: 7697 Lickman Road, Chilliwack, BC V2R 4A7
On west-end of market building, near the wood-fired pizza oven.

Andrew will be demonstrating how to build a living soil planter using a sub-irrigated planter system suitable for growing food and medicine indoors or outdoors.

Sub irrigated planters (SIPs) mimic nature by providing a pristine underground water source that allows plants to drink when they want to, not when we think they’re thirsty.

This results in healthier and stronger plants allowing them to better express their genetic potential and results in a significant reduction in evaporation.

The session will start with a 30 minute demonstration followed by 30 minutes of Q&A.

Andrew will be showcasing a 3×3 planter similar to the one pictured below courtesy of LifeSpace Gardens in North Vancouver…

3x3 sub-irrigation pots
3x3 SIP
3x3 SIP components

Video: DIY sub irrigation pot (3:19)

You can also create a DIY sub irrigation pot with buckets.

Play Video about DIY SIP

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Andrew Couzens is a software engineer turned soil scientist.

A life long sufferer with inflammatory bowel disease, he was motivated to enter the agricultural space in an effort to “be the change” he believed was necessary to heal his own body.

Healthy plants come from healthy soil, and healthy soil comes from working with nature, not against it.

Leveraging his knowledge and experience in software engineering, he started Terra Flora Organics with a goal of helping conventional growers move from unsustainable practices that destroy soil and negatively affect the health of people and the planet, to regenerative practices that allow intensive farming whilst building soil and healing our minds and our bodies.

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