October 20th Monthly Meeting on Bokashi Composting

MAPG October meeting, speaker Dawn Koopmann on Bokashi Composting

Where: First Congregational UUC

1609 University Avenue

Parking lot across Lathrop close to University Avenue

Entrance is in the back off a very small parking lot.  Don’t use that lot please.

Come all the way to the basement to Fellowship Hall.

When:  Thursday, October 20t

Time:  6:30 – 8:30 pm

6:30 – 7:00:  Potluck (Please bring your own dishes and silver if possible.)  If you’ve already eaten don’t hesitate to join us for conversation.

7-7:15:  Check Ins, Announcements

7:15 – 8:15:  Presentation on Bokashi Composting

8:15-8:30:  Clean-up

Dawn’s Info:

I’ve been organically gardening my whole life and am always looking for more ways to utilize natural resources in ways that will replenish the nutrients my plants take from the soil. I am passionate about protecting our earth and always leave my gardens healthier than I found them without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides.

Join the Bokashi revolution and turn your kitchen scraps into garden compost. Bokashi is a safe, non-toxic compost starter used in conjunction with an indoor composter to conveniently recycle food waste right in your kitchen. Bokashi can also be used to rejuvenate your household plants and control unwanted odors in your home.

First developed by ancient Japanese farmers, the recipe has been passed down through the centuries. Enhanced with probiotic technology and utilizing the power of all natural beneficial microorganisms, bokashi quickens the composting process by fermenting food waste. Complete breakdown of the waste will occur after it has been transferred to the soil in approximately two weeks depending on the climate and soil conditions.

Bokashi controls odor normally associated with food decay, allowing you to conveniently start the composting process after every meal. Join us to learn how to process your kitchen excess, decrease your landfill waste, and provide an exceptional boost to your garden using Bokashi’s effective microorganism cold composting. Your gardens will thank you.

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Herb Talk – Burdock Monday Sept 26th

Monday September 26th 6:00:-7:30pm: Our last scheduled Herb Night of the year.  Burdock is the topic tonight.  We will dig up burdock roots and then go inside to work with the root and have our talk (with handout).  Kate McFeeley of Prairie Pearls Greenhouse will be leading the talk.  It gets dark so early now we won’t have a lot of time outside, and since we have had all this rain its a big buggy.  Bring some bug spray, gloves and a shovel if you have them.  If you have burdock you have dug up, please bring it along.  Want to make a tincture?   Please bring a small jar and some high proof alcohol (Everclear type, or 100 proof vodka) or a bag to take some roots home with you.  Optional: bring any garden bounty you want to share or food or something you have made to share.

More info:  http://madisonareapermacultureguild.org/herb-collective/

The Madison Area Permaculture Guild education herb garden is located at 3919 Gray Road, DeForest WI 53532 (Token Creek) just 2 miles north of Madison,

Carpooling – post to the MAPG Google Group, or contact Jean Schneider at 608-513-0016. If you want to carpool please plan ahead and try to let us know  your need several days in advance.

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No September Meeting Tomorrow, Thursday, September 15th

Due to conflicts and program collapse (nothing serious) we will NOT be meeting tomorrow.  We will be meeting in October for our 3rd Thursday meeting and I will post that info asap.  We also hope to have a Design Charette out at the Bernstein and others Farm in Verona some time in early October when the mosquitoes have died off.  🙂  I guess they are pretty bad out there, and here for that matter, in the evenings.

Thanks Folks,


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