Growers' Series: Making and Using Compost
Do you want to minimize inputs and maximize outputs in your farm or garden space? Have you tried to start a compost project in your farm or garden in the past only to have it fall flat? Then this Growers Series* workshop is for you! Join Compost Education Specialist and gardener/farmer Nefertari Muhammad of Supreme Compost and learn how to make your compost shine. Ms. Muhammad will lead participants through the step-by-step process she uses for making compost, black-gold tea, and vermicompost and share tips and tools for bringing your composting operation to life! Space is limited so be sure to sign up early.
*The Penn State Extension Growers’ Series is a free/donation-based, monthly educational workshop series (October-May) that highlights Philadelphia-based growers implementing innovative, sustainable agricultural practices in their production spaces and their communities. Held in various locations across the city, each workshop is hosted in partnership with and led by Philadelphia-based grower(s). Workshops feature a combination of formal instruction, interactive activity, and discussion and program participants are encouraged to actively contribute. Be prepared to get your hands (and shoes) dirty and come ready to brave the elements!
Farmers and Gardeners interested in starting or improving their composting operation
Effective techniques for making compost, black-gold compost tea, and vermicompost from a compost education specialist
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