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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! 

The Cornell Small Farms Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension offer a menu of 12 online courses each Fall and Winter to help farmers develop their businesses. These 5- to 7-week online courses cost $200 total for up to 4 members of the same farm to attend. They are an amazing opportunity to discover new resources, build your farm plan, hear from successful farmers, and develop a support network of peers. Consisting of a weekly real-time webinar followed by readings, discussion forums, and homework on your own time, most students find they spend 3-6 hrs/week to dig into their course.

Learn which courses would be best for you, read about our team of experienced instructors, see answers to Frequently Asked Questions, and view the calendar of course offerings for 2013-2014.

 2014-2015 New England Small Fruit Management Guide

Now Availablestrawberries-and-vegetables

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

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