Growing in the Twin Cities with Backyard Harvest

Building a sustainable (and delicious) urban food system – one yard at a time

Composting in the City Workshop – August 12 July 27, 2010

Filed under: Events,News/Updates — Krista Leraas @ 1:26 pm

Turn your yard & kitchen scraps into black gold for your garden

Join us for the inaugural workshop at Moreno Farms, a 2-year old urban growing operation in the Standish Neighborhood of South Minneapolis.

What: Composting in the City
: Thursday, August 12, 6-8:30pm
Moreno Farms, 4015 Standish Ave S, Minneapolis

Permaculturist Reed Aubin leads a workshop on compost in an urban garden with the goals of long-term fertility and waste management. We will discuss the basic parameters for managing an effective compost pile and explore practical solutions for our specific situations. Great for beginners!

Topics include: How Compost Works, What to Compost, Where to site your compost bin, Advice for buying or Building Bins, Carbon-Nitrogen ratios (made simple), Macro- and Micronutrients, Compost Pests, Winter Considerations, Procuring and Storing Materials, Worm Composting, Kitchen Practices, Troubleshooting, Compost Tea, Getting Started, and more as time allows.

Reed Aubin loves soil life. He is a member of the Permaculture Research Institute Cold Climate Teacher’s Guild, and teaches composting at El Colegio High School in South Minneapolis.

Cost: $20;$15 for Backyard Harvest participants

RSVP via e-mail or phone to Krista (, 612-209-2146) & please send your check payable to “PRI Cold Climate” to PRI Cold Climate, PO Box 22508, Minneapolis, MN 55422. Note that your check is for the Composting in the City Workshop. Space is limited to 12 so reserve yours ASAP.


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