Free Workshops and Events in September!

Troy Gardens Fall Festival

Sunday, Sept 10, 2017, 2pm to 6pm

Troy Gardens, 500 Block of Troy Drive, Madison, WI

Bring your family and friends to our Fall Festival! Three local food carts will be selling yummy food with gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options. Treat yourself to an ice cream or non-dairy cone, refreshing Great Dane beer and wine from Tornado Steak-house. Purchase hand-made pottery to benefit Community GroundWorks. We’ll have free face painting and our annual apple cider pressing activities. Entertainment by the Truly Remarkable Loon, Kettle Moraine Blues Band, and Mami Wata African Drums.

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Compost Workshop

Saturday, September 16, 11:00 am

Troy Community Gardens, 500 Block of Troy Drive, Madison (meet under tent near sheds)

 Learn about soil care:

  • Composting in your own plot
  • Composting at the 3 Troy Garden sites
  • Sheet mulching
  • Planting cover crops

There’ll be some clear and straightforward ideas that will help you to feel confident about the process of improving the soil so that your garden will thrive more each year. It’s the humus and the life in the soil that keeps the earth fertile by holding onto nutrients that would otherwise be washed away out of the soil into water bodies. If the soil life is starved by poor soil, microbes do not pass on any food to plants. Until the soil is fed, the plants can’t eat. The event is free and open to all community gardenerHmong interpreting will be available.

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Get the Jump on Asian Jumping Worms!

Thursday, September 21, 6-7 pm

Festival Foods Community Room, 810 East Washington Avenue, Madison 

Do you have jumping worms at your garden? Do you wonder if you have jumping worms at your garden? Carly Ziter, Urban Ecologist, will be presenting a program about Asian jumping worms and will share information about how to identify them, how they reproduce, their impact, and what the best practices are for avoiding the spreading of the worms. They have been found in Dane County. Any information area gardeners can have to work with one another to recognize them and avoid spreading them is a very good thing! This event is free and open to all community gardeners.

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