Orange Environment, Inc is hosting a day of workshops with 2 sessions at The Oasis at Warwick, 10 Fence Road, Warwick, NY, on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Please see details below.
MORNING SESSION – Fee $45 (Compost bin not included. See note below*)(20 people maximum) HOME COMPOSTING 9:00 – 10:15 A.M. Instructor Frank Dragone will discuss how to create fertile garden soil for your plants by composting food waste. Not only does a composter recycle nutrients but also reduces landfill waste. *A compost bin is NOT required for this workshop but if you would like to purchase one you can order it here https://orangecompostersale.ecwid.com/ and pick it up at the workshop. GROWING VEGETABLES FROM SEED TO HARVEST 10:30 – 11:30 A.M. Instructor Frank Dragone discusses how to save seeds from your garden and germinate them indoors. You reap the benefits – less cost, a larger selection, better quality plants, and a healthier you! He will talk about best practices and give a hands-on demonstration to get you started! 11:30-1:00 Composter Display & Earth Machine Composter Demo 12: 00-1:30 Lunch- Please bring your own refreshments & lunch if staying for PM session AFTERNOON SESSION – Fee $55 (Fee includes a free bag of inoculated straw) (20 people maximum) CULTIVATING OYSTER MUSHROOMS ON STRAW 1:30-2:30 P.M. Instructor Joe Gregoire will conduct a class on learning the basics of growing oyster mushrooms on straw for culinary use. Life cycle of the mushroom and varieties will be discussed. 2:30- 3:30 Demonstration and hands-on session on straw pasteurization and inoculating straw with mushroom spores. Take your free bag of inoculated straw home and see it fruit in 2-4 weeks! 3:30 – 4:00 Program Evaluation and Farm Tour IMPORTANT!! ALL CDC GUIDELINES WILL BE FOLLOWED. PLEASE BRING MASK, HAND SANITIZER, WATER, REFRESHMENTS AND GLOVES AND MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING AT ALL TIMES. Please note: all sessions will take place at the Oasis at Warwick adjacent to the Town of Warwick soccer field on Union Corners Road. * To Register: contact Peter Lai at 845-313-4246 or PeterL@frontiernet.net to reserve a spot, print out and complete the Registration Form below and then text or email a photo of it to Peter. Please follow directions on the registration form to make a payment through our PayPal portal below for the cost of the sessions you will be attending (or call Peter to make other arrangements). Orange Environment members get a 10% discount. If you sign up for both sessions pay only $90. PrSustLivIIRegistration10-17-20
Sponsored by Orange Environment, Inc, a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect the natural resources of Orange County, NY and its environs and promote the sustainability of our communities.