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composting in the city

Posted: October 13 2010

wonderful programming this fall from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Wednesday, October 13th | 6 to 8 pm

Mulch, Leaves, and Cover Crops: How to Protect and Improve Your Soil

The key to beautiful, healthy plants is the soil in which they grow. In this workshop, learn the basics of soil structure, organic fertilizers, soil amendment secrets, the underworld critters that abound, and the importance of organic matter and composting for healthy soil. As a fall focus, we will discuss what to do with leaves, the benefits of mulching, and which cover crops will protect and improve your garden’s soil.

Tuesday, November 9th, 6 to 8 pm
Composting Alternatives and Gathering Materials

Want to compost without giving up your precious garden space? This workshop will give you some options to make rich compost in your backyard, and a list of materials you can find in the neighborhood to balance your compost pile.
Tuesday, October 19th, 6 to 8pm
Composting in the City

Learn how leaves, kitchen scraps, garden trimmings, and weeds can all become garden gold through composting. Making dark, rich, crumbly compost doesn’t take much time, work, or space. This class covers the composting process, using finished compost, avoiding and solving problems, and helpful equipment and tools.

Tuesday, November 16th, 6 to 8 pm
Composting with Lovely Redworms

Did you know that redworms have five pairs of hearts? Come to this workshop to learn more about this unique species and all about vermicomposting (composting with worms), including how to make and maintain a home for redworms. Participants will receive a voucher to buy a pound of redworms and a plastic worm bin for only $44.
All classes are held at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden; register at www.bbg.org/learn or call (718) 623-7290.
$5 class fee and registration required for all classes. Workshops are taught at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden at 1000 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225.


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