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des moines green up!

Posted: June 9 2010

some great workshops on urban farming this weekend if you're in the area.

Des Moines - Friday, 6/11, 3-6pm
Waterloo – Saturday, 6/12, 9am-12noon,
Cedar Rapids – Saturday, 6/12, 2-5pm
Marshalltown – Sunday, 6/13, 11am-2pm
Call or email for exact locations
COST: Free - space is limited, so please RSVP to reserve your spot!
WHAT: Andy Pressman, a sustainable agriculture specialist for the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) office in Shavertown, Penn., will tour Iowa, discussing how community gardens help spur neighborhood interaction and development, transform weed-covered lots into green space, and conserve resources. The half-day workshops in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Marshalltown and Waterloo, which are free and open to the public, will include a presentation on topics ranging from micro-enterprise and marketing to soil remediation, composting, and small plot tool usage.
CONTACT: Hannah Lewis, National Center for Appropriate Technology, [email protected], 877-327-6379 (toll free) or 515-288-0460.