We are experimenting with organic fertilizers and compost teas as effective alternatives to chemical fertilizers. Unfortunately, the impacts from outdoor events on campus, weather and campus expansion has increased our need over the past few years to use fertilizer. So experimenting with organic approaches to plant/soil care, such as using compost tea which is a concentrated water based solution that extracts microbes and nutrients from compost, becomes even more important as we work to keep our campus both beautiful and sustainable.