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Free Composting Workshops for City of Poughkeepsie Residents

Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Event organized by Poughkeepsie Farm Project

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Led by Joyce Tomaselli, Community Horticulture Resource Educator of Cornell Cooperative Extension, these workshops will explore the many facets of composting. Participants will learn:
-what #compost is
-several different composting methods
-how finished compost benefits garden plants
-how to take and analyze soil samples
-and so much more.

Advanced Composting Part 1
Choose: April 10th or 12th

Advanced Composting Part 2
Choose: April 17th or 19th

Beginners are welcome to attend.

Due to the funding source, thesis workshops are for City of Poughkeepsie residents only.

Registration is required. You can register for part one and part two, or just part one.

These FREE workshops are made possible with funding from the NYS Environmental Protection Fund as administered by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

Over 60% of waste is organic materials which can be composted. Increased composting results in cleaner land, air, and water, overall better health, and a more sustainable economy. Adding compost to soil improves it. #Bettersoilgrowsheathierplants. Healthier plants resist pests and diseases. A soil test is the best way to determine soil health.

Anything which was once alive can be composted - home composting is especially suited to garden waste. Successful composting depends on the materials used including air and water, the structure and turning techniques. Adding compost to soil improves it.

#Organicmatter improves soil’s ability to both hold water and drain better. It improves soil’s structure, drainage and water-holding capacity. It provides nutrients to bacteria, fungi, earthworms and other organisms in the soil which in turn recycle the nutrients into forms that are readily available for plants to absorb through their #roots.