The Art of Compost: A Home for Worms at Home and Building a 3-Section Outdoor Compost Bin

2 – 5pm, Saturday, June 4

[Program begins at the Woodbridge Town Library at 10 Newton Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525-1599 and ends at Massaro Community Farm, 41 Ford Road, Woodbridge CT 06525]

Massaro Community Farm is proud to sponsor this workshop to teach home composting for the discerning gardener who wants to achieve greater results when growing edibles. There are two parts to this program. First, we will meet at the Woodbridge library to learn how to build an inexpensive multi-chambered worm composting bin and a wormery. A lucky participant will take home a batch of red wiggler worms to start his or her own wormery.  Then we will move to Massaro Farm (around 3:30) at 41 Ford Road where we will work together to build a 3-section compost for the farm.  Learn by doing!!

This workshop will be given by Nicholas Mancini, owner of The Organic Gardening Workshop in Westport.

Tax deductible donations will be gladly accepted for the expansion of educational facilities at the farm. Please contact Diane King at (203) 397-0640 (or email tutordiane@gmail.com) with questions.

Nicholas Mancini BIO:

Nick Mancini is a Certified Master Gardener within the University of Connecticut’s Cooperative Extension System, specializing in organic vegetables, fruits, and brambles.  During 2008-09, he was head Master Gardener in charge of vegetables at the Bartlett Arboretum in Stamford, CT.  He teaches organic gardening at Norwalk Community College where, within the extended studies division, he has developed an organic garden in which he teaches children from the Kathryn Croaning Child Development Laboratory School at the college to plant, weed, and harvest crops; they also acquire a gardening vocabulary.

Mancini is the owner of THE ORGANIC GARDENING WORKSHOP in Westport, and also teaches organic gardening for Westport and Fairfield, CT continuing education divisions.  He has lectured to the Northeast Organic Farmers Association, garden clubs, and horticultural societies and at libraries throughout Connecticut and the New York Metro area.

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