Jul 28, 2012
Urban Composting: Waste is a Resource
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We will study compost in an urban setting with the twin goals of long-term soil fertility and waste management. We will discuss the basics of managing compost effectively and engage in hands-on activities. Participants will gain the tools to think like designers and create appropriate compost systems for their particular situations.
Topics include: what is compost and how compost works, what to compost, where to put a compost bin, advice for buying or building bins, ratios of material to put in your pile, macro- and micronutrients, winter considerations, acquiring and storing materials, worm composting, kitchen practices, and laws about composting.
The workshop is appropriate for beginners, but veterans will be challenged to apply the principles of permaculture to develop their systems for managing waste streams and building fertile soil.
**Participants are encouraged to bring fresh vegetables to create a salad to share together after the workshop. We will cut them up, eat them, and feed the scraps to the worms. Please bring a plate and fork if you plan to stay for salad.
LOCATION - Hope Community Jourdain Building, 511 East Franklin Ave, Minneapolis
On bus line #2 and #9; bike and car parking available in lot to the south of the building or on the street. Enter the building from the south door, from the parking lot.
Teacher - Reed Aubin
Reed Aubin loves life, especially soil life. He is a member of the Permaculture Research Institute Cold Climate Teacher's Guild, and teaches composting, among other subjects, at El Colegio High School in South Minneapolis.
Sponsors - Hope Community, Land Stewardship Project
Hope Community is a neighborhood revitalization organization based in the Phillips Neighborhood of South Minneapolis. It catalyst for change, growth and safety that is building a sustainable neighborhood model through community organization, active education, leadership and affordable housing development. Their community garden is being developed by one of this year's PRI Urban Farmers and PRI is very excited to have them as a community partner.
PRI is also proud to partner with the Land Stewardship Project on this workshop. The mission of the Land Stewardship Project is to foster an ethic of stewardship for farmland, to promote sustainable agriculture and to develop sustainable communities.
* Please come prepared for weather; rain or shine, we will be outdoors for part of the time. Some work gloves will be available, but please bring a pair if you have them handy.
Advance registration appreciated (as some of our classes do fill to capacity), but generally not required - if you have trouble reserving your spot online, day-of registration is allowed and encouraged.
Questions? e-mail: email@example.com
Date: Sat, Jul 28, 2012 9:00 am
End: Sat, Jul 28, 2012 11:30 am
Cut off date Sat, Jul 28, 2012
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For more information or to register, see http://www.pricoldclimate.org/events/maximizing-your-yield-series?task=view_event&event_id=76
Region: Twin Cities
Topics: Agriculture, Communities, Individual Choices
Submitted By: Paul Moss
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