Those seed catalogues are mighty tempting — time to plan your garden, or maybe start a plot at your nearby community garden. Whichever you choose, you will need compost (a.k.a. black gold). The Fox Point Community Garden already has some basic compost boxes for its members, but the space outside the fence might allow for […]
(3.14) The 10th annual Rhode Island Compost Conference and Trade Show will be held this Thursday at Rhode Island College. Organized by the Environment Council of Rhode Island and the Office of Sustainability at Rhode Island College, it is the yearly gathering of the compost industry in Rhode Island. You can start the morning by
(3.9) Code Brown at such-and-such. That is the wry signal from the Providence Mounted Command to the Public Works Department when the shovel-and-bucket brigade is needed. Gorgeous stuff horse manure, and I’m sure the parks department puts it to good use. This Thursday the Environment Council of Rhode Island, in conjunction with the Rhode Island
Here’s a great program from ecoRI aimed at city-dwellers who have no room for composting but hate throwing perfectly good scraps in the trash. You pick the schedule, they give you a bucket, they pick up the scraps. Customers receive a portion of this nutrient-rich soil — known as black gold in gardening circles —
(3.21) The famous Plant Providence workshops at the Southside Community Land Trust are starting up. Today learn about composting at the City Farm. The workshop will feature a classroom based lesson on composting basics from 5:30pm to 6:15pm at the SCLT office (109 Somerset) and from 6:20pm to 7pm will move into a hands-on composting
(11.2) Kudos to ecoRI News. They invite you to bring your sagging pumpkins to Whole Foods between 3pm and 6pm today, Wednesday, and they will be put to good use. Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes are welcome. Donors should just be sure to remove any candle holders and wax before dropping off their squash.
Head over to the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center today and learn how to get started with compost. The Southside Community Land Trust will host. Interested in compost but don’t know how or where to start? Southside Community Land Trust is hosting a free workshop “Composting 101.” URI’s Master Composter coordinator Sejal Lanterman will be