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Composting 101

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

compost tea

Registration Required. The city recycles your bottles and cans, but it’s up to you to recycle your kitchen and garden waste. Creating your own compost or worm bin takes organic matter out of the waste stream and turns it into a rich fertilizer for your plants and keeps your soil in good health organically! Healthy plants and soil are the best way to fight diseases in the garden. Greensgrow’s farmer, Deirdre will teach us about home-scale composting systems that will work for you, indoors or out. She’ll cover the importance and best practices of composting for gardeners and urban dwellers. We’ll take a look at a variety of composting methods, including traditional composting, vermicomposting (composting with worms) and compost tea!

NOTE: This class is at Greensgrow West!

Deirdre is Greensgrow’s farmer and a seasoned demo-educator. She has experience in fostering the life-cycle of edible plants from seeding to transplanting to harvest to consumption and composting. Who’s in charge of year-round seed-starting operation for Greensgrow’s high tunnel production and nursery starts? That’s Deirdre!

PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations within 72 hours of the start of class are nonrefundable or transferable. Workshop refunds and transfers requested earlier than 72 hours before the class start time will be charged a $5.00 processing fee.


April 23
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Greensgrow West
5123 Baltimore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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215-427-2780 x6


Greensgrow West

Who's Attending

12 people are attending Composting 101

  • Caroline Connolly
  • Jamie Fields
  • Tamara Peace
  • Allison Chang
  • Anne Cook
  • Julie Heredia
  • Caroline Houlihan
  • Michael Bourg
  • Logan Brunkhurst