Free Upcoming Organics Management Webinars in September
Organic Amendments — How to Tell if Compost is Right for Your Needs?
Date: September 3, 2014
Time: 1:00-2:30 p.m. (EDT)
- Choosing Organic Amendments
- Compost Quality
- Compost Applications
- Jean Bonhotal, Director, Cornell Waste Management Institute, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
- Athena Lee Bradley, Projects Manager, Northeast Recycling Council
Register here for the webinar.
Community Composting Lessons from New York City & Beyond
Date: September 16, 2014
Time: 1:30-3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Description: Community composting presents a scalable food diversion option that is applicable in virtually any community, whether urban, suburban, or rural. Community compost programs can be established at community (neighborhood, urban, or tribal) gardens, farms, schools, or other locations. They can be operated by not-for-profit organizations, governments, private sector, schools, housing associations, cooperatives, or through other arrangements.
Presenters and Topics:
- Community Composting—a Model for any Community
Brenda Platt, Co-Director, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Director, Composting Makes $en$e Project, & lead author of the new report Growing Local Fertility: Guide to Community Composting
- Growing Organics Collections in NYC: The Evolution of the GrowNYC Food Scrap Collection Program & More
David Hurd, Director, Office of Recycling Outreach & Education, GrowNYC
- Community Composting in Action
Christine Datz-Romero, Executive Director, Lower East Side Ecology Center
This webinar is sponsored by the Northeast Recycling Council, Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), and, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Register here for the webinar.
Grow Your Farm Skills this Fall/Winter from the Comfort of Your Home!
- Business Planning: Writing Your Business Plan, BF 202, starts Sept 25
- Poultry Production: Profiting from Layers, Broilers, Turkeys and Ducks, BF 130, starts Oct 15
- Soil Health: Investing in the Vitality of Your Farm, BF 110, starts Oct 16
- Starting at Square One – Creating a Farm to Match Your Values, Goals, Skills, and Resources, BF 101, starts Oct. 13
- Berry Production: Getting Started with Production and Marketing, BF 122, starts Nov. 6
2014-2015 New England Small Fruit Management Guide
Copies of the 2014-2015 New England Vegetable Management Guide, along with the 2014 Northeast Vegetable & Strawberry Pest Identification Guide, are now available and sold as one unit for $25.00 plus $3.65 postage. To order the guides, please send your check made payable to “UMaine Cooperative Extension” to Pam St. Peter, Highmoor Farm, P.O. Box 179, Monmouth, Maine 04259.
The guide has been extensively revised and updated. We recommend all earlier editions of the guide be discarded, in favor of this latest edition.
For more information, contact Pam St. Peter or call 207.933.2100.
Poultry Webinars Upcoming and Archived from eXtension
View free webinars on small and backyard flocks from eXtension!
Recently Archived Webinars
- Hatching and brooding your own chicks
- National Poultry Improvement Plan for exhibition poultry
- Composting for poultry
- Controlling internal parasites in small and backyard poultry flocks
- Establishing regulations for keeping urban poultry flocks
- Setting up a community chicken flock
- Predator management with small and backyard poultry flocks