Composting Workshop – Wednesday, July 25

All workshops are FREE

but

please call 647-438-0038 or email garden[at]greenestcity.net to RESERVE A SPOT.

Workshop Title:

COMPOSTING: WHY & HOW

Description:

Composting is an elegant way to reduce waste while building healthy living soil: the basis of healthy, nutritious plants. Four factors will be discussed, in relation to one another: greens (kitchen waste), browns (dead plant matter), water, and air. Finally, a list of things that can go wrong, and how to avoid them. If a group is sharing the work and the final product, this workshop will bring everyone onto the same page. Save the green bin for the kitty litter and baby diapers — kitchen scraps belong in the garden.Vermicomposting will be covered as well. Handouts and hands-on.

Presenter[s]:

Sunday Harrison has been composting on school and park property for eight years, building soil where before there was sand. She has a certificate in landscape architecture, but they didn’t teach composting in landscape school. She runs Green Thumbs/Growing Kids, children’s gardening and nature programs in the east downtown.

Dates/time: Wednesday July 25, 7pm

Workshop Title:

MOST BUGS ARE GOOD BUGS

Come learn how to:

    *Welcome beneficial insects into the garden: identifying friendly bugs and the plants they like
    *lure “pests” away and repelling them with non-toxic sprays you can make at home
    *recognize the difference between bug damage vs. plant disease
    *prevent problems before they occur by companion planting and soil-building, as well as understanding the life-cycle of various insects in the garden.

Presenter[s]:
Sunday Harrison has been gardening on school and park property for eight years, building soil where before there was sand. She has a certificate in landscape architecture, but they didn’t teach much about bugs in landscape school. She runs Green Thumbs/Growing Kids, children’s gardening and nature programs in the east downtown.

Abbey Huggan is the coordinator of the HOPE Community Garden. She has worked on organic farms north of Hamilton, and for Urban Harvest Garden Alternatives in Toronto.

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