Alden Library's last Earth Month 2010 event will be BIG so don't miss it! Ronda Clark, executive director of Community Food Initiatives will join us to talk about CFI's work with food security in Appalachia including:
seed saving & composting
Our session will be accompanied by fresh local refreshments, so come join us around the table!
The film Heart & Soil, a documentary on sustainable agriculture, will be shown at Alden Library's next Earth Month event. Please join us! Wed. April 21 12 - 1 pm Alden Library Rm 319
We are also very much looking forward to our guest for the session, Prof of Plant Biology Art Trese, who will lead a discussion about his work with community gardening & sustainable agriculture. Here's a video of Prof Trese and OU students at work in the gardens:
A big Thank You to all who made our worm composting workshop on Wednesday a great success -- Thanks to all who helped with the planning, the publicity and the setting up. And Thanks to Will Dewees, our worm expert extraordinaire. Most of all, Thank You to all who attended -- we had our largest audience yet with nearly 40 people!
Will showed the audience that worms need the following to stay healthy and transform food waste into compost:
air ~~ moisture (but not too much!) ~~ darkness ~~
food scraps (no protein)
Worms & Dirt: Managing Food Waste in a Very Small Space Wed. April 14 12-1 pm Alden Library 4th fl patio
Learn about producing food & managing food waste in a very small space. Guest Will DeWees (whom many of you may know from his worms & daffodil sales at the Athens Farmers Market) will demonstrate how easy it is to construct a small-scale worm composting box, and if time permits we will also learn a little bit about gardening in small containers that you can place anywhere there is sun. We will also have a "worm-knowledge" contest and some free giveaways (taking worms home is optional!)
Thanks to everyone who attended our first Earth Month event, "Grain Food: Building a Regional Staple Food System," and a special Thank You to our guest, Michelle Ajamian, for leading a really interesting discussion about growing staple food crops such as amaranth & black beans locally.
Please join us on Wednesday to hear about a very interesting local sustainable food project -- growing grains in Athens -- yes, right here in Ohio! We will also be showing some classic food film shorts to get the discussion going. Open to all Athens students, faculty, staff & community.