2016, COWS (Community Orchard of West Seattle) Presents:
An afternoon with Glenn Herlihy, Co-founder of Beacon Food Forest
Topic: Sheet Mulching – Its benefits & how it can Mimic Natural Leaf Litter
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Saturday, February 11th, 11 am to 1 pm.
This event will be geared for those who want to learn more about the benefits of sheet mulching, a.k.a. no-till technique for soil building. Methods applied can help transform neglected space or lawns into more intentional uses. Building healthy soil naturally and strategic layering of organic materials will be discussed.
Come see how Sheet Mulching can help with:
• Conserving soil moisture
• Reduce erosion
• Increase Soil Fertility
• And help decompact soil
• Supress Weeds
• And more!
Where: South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), located North Entrance, 6000 16th Ave
We have all that is needed but we suggest you bring water, gloves and dress for weather. We look forward to seeing you then! We plan to start promptly at 11am and we will be doing some light sheet mulching to help tend and prepare the land. We break for a potluck lunch around 12:30. All are welcome. Come at 11 for the talk or whenever, have lunch, and stay as long as you are having fun. But do come whether or not you are able to bring something. Basic food such as chili, or Dahl and rice will be provided.
What to Bring:
• Sturdy shoes or boots
• Warm clothes/rain jacket
• Water bottle
• Potluck dish to share (optional)
Mission: COWS will grow a free source of local fruit and vegetables for volunteers and local food security programs while engaging people in sustainable agriculture education and community gathering.
Visit us at: http://fruitinwestseattle.org/
West Seattle, Washington