Practice Sustainable Living II-Growing Vegetables From Seed to Harvest and Composting -Cultivating Oyster Mushrooms on Straw

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.

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