Events

GOOD FOOD MARKETS, every week at the following locations:

  • Tuesdays from 3-7pm on the grass between SRCHC and the Queen Street East Presbyterian Church
  • Wednesdays from 2-6pm at Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre, 86 Blake Street
  • Thursdays from 3-7pm at Ralph Thornton Centre at the corner of Queen St. E and Saulter St.

Pick your own fruit Bus Trip 2013

Friday August 23rd from 8:15am to 5:00pm
Peaches, Nectarines, Plums in Niagara
Please call Coreen Jones at 416-461-3577 ext. 344

Composting Workshop
Presented by the Riverdale Food Working Group

Have you been meaning to start composting in your back yard but been worried that you won’t do it correctly?
Have you composted before and been unhappy with the results?
Would you like to learn about some really easy and effective ways to compost and how to maximize its benefits?
Find out the answers to all of these questions and more!

Date: Tuesday, June 21st
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Mustard Seed, 791 Queen Street East
Pay What You Can – All are welcome!
(All proceeds go towards the work of the Riverdale Food Working Group)
Spaces are limited! Please RSVP with Roberta by Monday June 20th!
416-461-1925 x252 or rstimac@srchc.com

Did you know that using compost sequesters carbon in your soil, helping to fight climate change? Or that compost can be “designed” to be better for annuals, or for perennials, or for turf? Did you know that compost can completely eliminate the need for inorganic fertilizers and that it can fight weeds and diseases as well?

The workshop will cover the basics of backyard composting. We will cover how to: choose a composter; know what to put in and not put in; establish your initial compost pile; “design” your compost through different additions to the pile; maintain it in all seasons; harvest your compost; and use it in your garden or on your lawn. We will also discuss the basic science of the “soil food web” – the application of soil ecology to compost production and use.

Workshop leader Glenn Munroe has been backyard composting for 30 years and worked in the compost industry for almost 10 years. He is one of the founders of Soil Foodweb Canada East Ltd., in Halifax, one of only two labs in Canada that measure the biology of soil, rather than the chemistry.

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Saw you at the Withrow Park Farmers Market and you mentioned canning seminars – would definitely be intersted. Could someone please let me know when the next one is taking place?

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  2. We have a fairly large backyard and composting would be easy for us to do. Sorry I missed this workshop but I hope you’ll let us know when it will be repeated, even if it’s next year. Thank you.

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