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Outdoor Composting at Home Workshop

$15 Green Decade members & Friends of the Farm
$18 general public

Saturday, August 28 10 am - 12 noon
Newton Community Farm

Join us and our guest speakers Ben Bois and Anne Lemay Hurley from Green City Growers for this workshop on the different methods of backyard composting and learn how to successfully turn those kitchen scraps into nutrient-rich soil!

Ben Bois, Horticultural Supervisor, has been working as an independent gardener for over 10 years, with additional experience at Mahoney’s Garden Center in Cambridge and Simple Gifts Farm in North Amherst. He graduated from Hampshire College, where he studied sustainable agriculture, ecology, permaculture, and organic pest-management. Ben also studied soil science, botany, organic farming, and gardening at the Stockbridge school at UMass. At Green City Growers, he will be supervising the quality of plant life in raised-beds, managing seedlings and organic pest/fungal management.

Anne Lemay Hurley, Director of Operations, is a MA native with a background in urban-sociology with a Metropolitan Studies degree from New York University.  While at NYU, she pursued an independent study at EARTH University for Sustainable Agriculture in Costa Rica, sparking her interest in farming and waste-management. Since graduation, she has spent time traveling and honing her practical skills in the areas of Permaculture Design in Texas, Carpentry in Vermont, and Natural Building in Thailand. She is passionate about composting and knowing why things work the way they do. Anne is excited to be working with Green City Growers to be able to explore designs that allow backyard farming to be successful and accessible.

Register on-line or call 617-965-1995

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