Two Upcoming LexFarm Events This Weekend and Next!

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Betsy Pollack-Benjamin

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Apr 17, 2013, 9:14:20 PM4/17/13
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The newsletter doesn’t come out until next week, and we wanted to give you a heads up about a newly planned program on Vermiculturing next Sunday, April 28.  In addition, there will also be a pasture planting project at the LexFarm Goat Yard this Saturday, April 20. 

 

Here are the details.  Hope to see you at one of these events.

 

 

LexFarm Learn and Work: Pasture Planting: Saturday April 20 from 10 am to noon at the LexFarm Goat Yard

 

Join Charlie Radoslovich (founder of Rad Urban Farmers and LexFarm Board Member) and Sam Anderson (Livestock Program Coordinator at New Entry Sustainable Farming Project) for a "LexFarm Learn and Work: Pasture Planting!"

 

On Saturday, April 20, from 10 am - noon, Sam and Charlie will be leading the planting of a miniature pasture of oats, clover and chicory at the LexFarm Goat Yard ! You'll learn about principles of soil fertility, rehabilitating marginal land, and creating and maintaining pastures - and you can come back in the months ahead to see how your handiwork is growing!  Bring a shovel if you have one!

 

 

Vermicomposting: Learn about and set up your own home worm compost bin! – Sunday April 28 from 4 to 6 pm at Busa Farm

 

Vermicomposting: Keeping worms to recycle food scraps and other organic material into a valuable soil amendment called vermicompost, or worm compost. Compost tea, which can be collected beneath the worm bin, is a great way to add nutrients as you water your houseplants, garden, or farm. When properly maintained, worm bins can be kept and used year round in your basement or protected porch.

 

Nancy Gold will lead us in adapting Rubbermaid containers (or similar brought from home) into home worm-composting bins and will give helpful info on setting up and maintaining your bin and worms at home.

 

This event is co-sponsored by LexFarm and the Whipple Hill Food Preservation and Exchange Meetup group.

 

Register at http://www.meetup.com/whipplehillfood/events. You will be asked to Join in order to RSVP, joining the group is free (and reversible, as you like.)

 

The fee will be $20 and includes all supplies and $5 to help with Meetup fees and to support LexFarm's education work. If you are a LexFarm member, you can take $5 off the fee.

 

If you will be bringing your own bin and/or bedding, please let us know that (answer the RSVP questions when you register) and you can discount the fee and pay by check (made out to Jane Hammer) or cash at the workshop.

 

Rain Date: Sunday, May 5.  Same time and place.

 

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