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 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 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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