Featuring Peter Jensen, Regenerative Agroecologist
Terra Firma Permagardens, Orleans, MA
- Home Composting 101 Wednesday, May 10 3:00 – 5:00pm
- Home Composting 101 Saturday, May 13 10:00am – 12:00pm
The Answer Lies in the Leaves
Simple steps you can take to heal and nourish your land and waters
There are many ecological challenges facing Cape Cod: summer drought; winter erosion; pollinator habitat loss; excess nutrients in our ponds and marshes; road runoff flowing from overwhelmed storm drains; and weak garden soils leading to poor vegetable harvests.
The wonderful news is this: an answer lies in the leaves.
While autumn leaves can be a nuisance when they clog gutters, storm drains and gardens they also hold an answer to our troubles – carbon! Carbon is the basic building block of healthy soil. Carbon binds free-flowing nitrate. It hosts fungal mycelium that binds excess phosphate and detoxifies road runoff. And, it is the essential strata within the forest for pollinator habitat.
Carbon is the stuff that feeds, heals and purifies dormant season runoff, and mitigates summer drought and flood.
The trick is to capture this carbon bounty. But how to do that?
You are invited to participate in two “learning by doing” workshops, hosted by Terra Firma Permagardens and sponsored by OPC, on just this question:
Workshop: Composting 101
Due to high demand, we are offering two Composting 101 workshops on the essential elements of composting using kitchen waste, leaves, and lawn clippings.
Each workshop will last 90 minutes, allowing ample time for your questions, and will take place at the Terra Firma Permagardens hillside home overlooking Pilgrim Lake in Orleans.
Space is limited to 20/session. Fill out the form below pre-register. Cost is $15 for OPC members; $25 for not-yet-members. All proceeds go to support future OPC community-based, clean water initiatives.