Worms & Compost Workshop Offered

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (September 22, 2021) -- Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agricultural Program is excited to announce the first fall 2021 L.E.A.F. workshop, Vermicomposting.

The LEAF (Learn. Empower. Achieve. Farm.) Series is open to beginning farmers, established farms looking to diversify and grow, agriculture enthusiasts, homesteaders, and EVERYONE in between! Tuesday, October 12, 6-8 pm offers an opportunity to learn about worms and composting. Learn how to raise your own worms and develop nutrient rich soil for your, farm, house plants or spring gardens. Learn all about the benefits of composting and how worms can turn food scraps into healthy, rich soil for use in your garden next Spring!

Participants will be given materials and knowledge to create and support their own vermicomposter to create a habitat for their hard-working worms.

A variety of L.E.A.F. workshops will be held this fall at the Jamestown Community College Carnahan Center, 525 Falconer Street; Jamestown, NY. Workshops are just $5 per person and early registration is requested. Visit www.chautauqua.cce.cornell.edu/leaf2021 or call 716-664-9502 Ext. 209 or email lpc33@cornell.edu to register, or for more information. Masks are required and CDC COVID guidelines will be followed.

The Agricultural Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a subordinate governmental agency with an educational mission that operates under a form of organization and administration approved by Cornell University as agent for the State of New York. It is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an educational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments. As New York’s land grant university Cornell administers the system in this state. Each Cornell Cooperative Extension association is an independent employer that is governed by an elected Board of Directors with general oversight from Cornell. All associations work to meet the needs of the counties in which they are located as well as state and national goals. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.

Last updated September 22, 2021