How to Keep a Compost Going Even When It’s Cold Outside

On Saturday, November 5th Sustainable Long Island (SLI), hosted a gardening workshop at the Freeport Community Garden run by the Cedarmore Corporation.  The workshop was attended by about 15 people, predominantly high school students, who help tend the community garden and work at the Freeport Farmers’ Market (also supported by SLI).  composting-workshop

The workshop focused on “cold composting,” also known as “lasagna composting” and was led by master gardener volunteer, Lauren Moy.  The participants prepared garden beds for next season by clearing them out,  removing old soil, and adding layers of compost materials to the beds in order to help restore nutrients.  The students learned these techniques to replicate across the community garden and share with others.

To learn more about Sustainable Long Island’s food equity programs, please visit http://sustainableli.org/what-we-do/food-equity/

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