~ this event is part of SJC's Celebration of Earth Day (we're starting early) . . .
The very exciting announcement here is that we are launching a model Community Composting exchange up at the Five Corners P.E.A.C.E. Garden. Further announcements will follow but basically this will be a garden venue that will except certain raw food scraps and Bokashi buckets of fermented food waste to feed their traditional composting system and kick-off a citizen led bioremediation project up at the St. Paul's site.
Join Us and Learn How You Can Do This In Your Neighborhood !
SJC's URBAN FARMING & GARDEN SERIES
presented in collaboration with
St. Paul's Center for Caring & the Big Sky Project's
Part 3 -
Implementing A Food Waste Recycling / Community Garden
Exchange System In Your Neighborhood
THIS SESSION IS ALSO GREAT TO BRING YOUR KIDS TO !!
IT'S NOT NECESSARY TO COME TO ALL THREE SESSIONS
AND YOU CAN START WITH ANY OF ONE OF THESE SESSIONS -
WE WILL HAVE ANOTHER ROUND OF THESE
WORKSHOPS BEFORE THE SUMMER
LAST SESSION WE COVERED OFF ON THE FERMENTATION RECIPE (yeah!)
AND BEFORE THAT,
THE WORLD OF MICROBES & THE IMPORTANCE OF
BUILDING UP HEALTHY SOIL IN URBAN ENVIRONMENTS.
RECYCLING FOOD WASTE IS A DOUBLE WIN FOR US AND OUR NEXT SESSION
CONTINUES WITH THE BOKASHI APPROACH TO DOING SO.
FULL SERIES DETAILS BELOW
Learn About Recycling Food Waste Using The Bokashi Method and How To Integrate
This Method Into Traditional Composting Systems
A Three part Workshop Series
Dates: March 23rd, April 6th, and April 20th
Location: St. Paul's Lutheran Church (440 Hoboken Ave. Jersey City NJ 07302)
Donation: $10 each workshop includes materials
SPECIAL NOTE: BRING LUNCH - WE WILL BOKASHI YOUR FOOD SCRAPS !!
SERIES #1: Introduction to Bokashi / Traditional Composting
SERIES#2: Making Bokshi Fermentation Starter - THE RECIPE
SERIES#3: Implementing A Food Waste / Community Garden Exchange System In Your Neighborhood
Shig is a Bokashi Master, mostly practicing his craft in NYC and who has now committed to helping the Jersey City community learn more about Bokashi and making your composting efforts more successful. He collects food waste at all of SJC Green Drinks + ART & SJC Community Dinner events and we're veryexcited to have him onboard.
He initiated the Bokashi program, for fermenting food waste, at El Sol Brilliante Community Garden on the Lower East Side of Manhattan which includes participation and support from local residents, two schools and a restaurant. Just Last year alone, El Sol fermented 2 tons of food waste and made their own rich soil supply for growing more food and healthy plants in both that garden and the Children's Garden next door.
Shig is expanding the deployment of Bokashi throughout the NYC community garden network and is exploring the use of Bokashi as a remediation tactic for toxic soil in gardens and at brown field sites. Shig will be teaching about how to ferment food waste and how to make inoculated bran, a fermentation starter, for home, school and community gardens use.
These details also available on SJC's facebook event page -
And check out the PEACE Garden facebook page -
LIKE US BOTH while you're there !!
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