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Neighbors Growing Together | Oct 18, 2017

Sky Factory Farm manager leading compost class

May 17, 2017

OTTUMWA – Join United Way of Wapello County and Sieda Community Action from 3-5 p.m. Thursday at the Food Pantry Garden in Ottumwa for a free class on how to compost.

Faith Reeves of the Sustainable Research Institute will be show how to build a compost pile so that all the components get broken down into usable compost.

Reeves is the designer, developer, and manager of the three-acre Sky Factory Farm in Fairfield. The farm is part sustainable farm and part research project, with an emphasis on sustainability, local food systems, and food-security.

“Composting in the garden is a great way to utilize weeds and dry matter to improve the garden soil.” said Linda Spears, Community Gardens Coordinator at United Way.  “Our goal with our gardens is to teach people to garden in order to reduce food-insecurity in our county.”

Participants will get hands-on experience in composting and be able to ask questions.

Sign up by calling 641-682-1264 or emailing l.spears@wapellocouw.org.

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