Thursday, January 27, 2011

Mushroom Compost - Monterey Mushroom Farm

Amy Wilkinson is the new Compost Coordinator at Monterey Mushrooms.

Monterey Mushrooms currently produce 1200 yards of compost each and every week! At present, they are paying to have the majority of it removed from their facility, as they cannot store it here. Amy's job is to create a program through which they can reduce, or alleviate the cost of disposal. Many other mushroom farms have created a demand for it - as you can imagine!

The mushroom compost (spent mushroom substrate) is a fantastic soil amendment. The water retention properties alone should make Florida growers beat down our doors! It has a pH range of 6.5- 7.5, and provides many nutrients. It is supplemented with nitrogen so it does not draw down nitrogen levels - unlike wood products. It meets "Organically Grown" standards after brief additional composting. Amy can furnish publications detailing this.

Contact Amy if you have any questions.

Amy Wilkinson
Monterey Mushrooms
5949 Sadler Avenue
Mount Dora, FL 32757

Friday, January 7, 2011

Winter Garden Community Garden Meeting

The Winter Garden Community Garden's next Meeting is Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 6:00 P.M.
Location: Maxey Community Center, 830 Klondike Street, Winter Garden, FL

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Peppermill Community Garden - Open House - January 15th, 2011

Laura Coffey Richardson is one of the leaders in the newly formed Peppermill Community Garden. She has announced that the Peppermill Community Garden will have a "Garden Open House on January 15th from noon – 2pm".

The Peppermill Community Garden has all raised bed gardens because the beds are built upon an old, unused tennis court. The ultimate in "recycling" or "re-purposing". They have done a fantastic job. Join them and congratulate them.

If you can, be there ---- Learn, Share, Grow.