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Canning and compost workshops on Saturday

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Aug. 13th, 2010 | 05:50 pm

There are two cool workshops tomorrow, one on water bath canning starting at 9am at the Horticulture Center in Fairmount Park (near the Japanese House) and a compost workshop at Mill Creek Farm starting at noon.



Canning:

SECOND SATURDAY GARDENING SERIES

HOW TO PRESERVE THE SUMMER. By Master Gardener Lois Fischer. Lois Fischer
Lois will teach you the basic steps to successful water bath canning.
Learn how to preserve jams, relishes, chutneys, pickles and other tasty
items from someone who has been doing this for over 30 years. Get
information on techniques, supplies, and recipes and begin filling your
pantry with delicious homemade treats that evoke the essence of summer

Registration is $10 and refreshments are from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The Second Saturday Gardening Series
is held in the classroom at the Horticulture Center in West Fairmount Park,
Belmont Avenue and Montgomery Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19131. Please join the
Master Gardeners for this exciting, information packed gardening series. Be
sure to visit our website: http://philadelphia.extension.psu.edu and go to
horticultural page for more information.


Compost:

Come learn how to use a recipe of your own kitchen scraps and yard waste to create healthy, nutrient rich soil.

At the Mill Creek Farm
4901 Brown Street
Between N 49th and N 50th on Brown Street

Saturday, August 14th from 12:00 am to 2:00 pm
So you want to turn your apple cores and wilted lettuce into nutrient-packed black gold for your garden? PSU Extension Master Gardener candidates Susannah Beckett and Stephanie Alarcon will give you the haps on kitchen scraps, the lowdown on greens and browns, and the scoop on worm poop. They will go over composting basics for home gardeners with a focus on urban dwellers with limited space, including the chemistry of how composting works, different techniques and equipment, how to keep bugs, pests, and nasty smells out of your bin, ideas for small spaces, and what to do with your wonderful finished compost.

This workshop will be a hands-on workshop so be prepared to get your hands dirty.
Donations kindly encouraged.

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