NPARA is very excited to welcome 2 new staff members to their team – Angelica & Lance Ouellette. With Tom as her mentor, Angelica will become our new Research Coordinator. Tom will be retiring at the end of this year but returning for a short time in the spring to help with seeding. Lance is mentoring with Nora to take over as Manager with Nora phasing out over the next year or so, also into retirement! With their arrival in early August, this dynamic, enthusiastic husband and wife duo have been a very welcome addition to our team and we know that the future of NPARA will be in very capable hands. Please stop in at the office or out at the farm to meet them.
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For those that missed the compost and vermiculture presentation on the 18th of November, click here to access the PDF. Topics covered include:
|* Recap on aerobic composting stages||* Suitable species for vermiculture|
|* General guidelines for composting||* Red wigglers are king|
|* Achieving the right carbon to nitrogen balance||* Other beneficial inhabitants of a worm bin|
|* Preferred Feedstocks||* Types of vermi-composters|
|* Tips for filling up your composter||* Example of commercial worm farms|
|* Assessing moisture, aeration, particle size & temperature||* Build your own|
|* Managing a compost heap over the winter||* Avoiding the pitfalls|
|* Anaerobic composting during winter – Bokashi method||* Red wiggler suppliers in Alberta|
Please contact Lance Ouellette (email@example.com) for further inquiries!