Wed, May 03|
Composting and Mulching for Climate-Wise Gardening
Learn how to recycle kitchen scraps and yard waste in compost and mulch with Ann McGovern. This event is past. Click on Details buttons to see recording.
Time & Location
May 03, 2023, 7:00 PM – May 04, 2023, 8:00 PM
About the Event
This recording is past. See the recording here: https://youtu.be/SsIiYNpaQt4
Learn how to increase the moisture-holding capacity of the soil in your garden, lawn, and woodlands by recycling kitchen scraps, leaves, grass clippings, brush and other yard debris into compost and mulch. Compost holds onto moisture and dramatically improves the water-holding capacity of soils. Mulch helps keep soil temperatures and roots cool and moist, reducing stress on plants caused by the severe heat and drought conditions we’ve recently experienced in our region. Composting and mulching are an easy way to help the garden, lawn and woods in our yards and communities, while also reducing the amount of waste requiring disposal. Be a Climate-Wise Gardener for a healthier garden and planet!
Ann McGovern is a Compost Specialist. She recently retired from Mass. Dept of Environmental Protection after 32 years. She earned her B.S. in Environmental Sciences from University of Vermont and did postgraduate work in Soil Science at UMass Amherst.
Hosted by West Newbury Wild and Native and The G.A.R. Memorial Library