Come and Participate in Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse’s New Summer Series
This summer at Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse we are focusing on techniques to build healthy living soils for organic garden from materials you can gather in your home. Each program will be part discussion and part workday to begin improving the soil around Kilbourn Park’s new orchard. We are requesting each participant to bring a donation of organic matter based on our theme from coffee grounds to a mixture of fruits and vegetables from your home. We look forward to seeing you!
Coffee Grounds and Cover Crops
Saturday, June 5 from 10 am – Noon
Bring used coffee grounds and be ready to dig! This month, we will discuss trench composting and begin planting our summer alfalfa cover crop. Learn these techniques to increase the fertility of your soil through plants and your own food waste.
Eggshells and Earthworms
Saturday, July 10 from 10 am – Noon
Bring dried eggshells and learn more about the organisms at work underground and above the soil helping you fight disease and pests in the garden. We will discuss worm composting, mulching, and the basics of companion planting while implementing these techniques in the garden. Come for a hands-on, participatory workday.
Compost and Crop Rotation
Saturday, August 7 from 10 am – Noon
Bring those fruits and vegetables scraps and learn how this household waste is an important element for our garden. We will show how to add these to your compost bins, worm bins, and through trench composting to keep our friendly city rodents away. We will also discuss crop rotation techniques to keep the disease and pest organisms at bay in our soil. Come to the participatory workday and learn how you can use these techniques in your own garden.