Tama County Women, Land & Legacy hosted 33 attendees at its August 27th composting Learning Session at Meskwaki Nation’s Red Earth Gardens. Farm Production Manager Grant Shadden led the group on a tour of the farm including its newest component, laying hens, and their role in the farm’s organic production. Expansion plans include worm production, additional high tunnel structures and increased composting of kitchen waste from Meskwaki Nation’s casino. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Horticulture Specialist Ajay Nair followed the tour with a presentation explaining the process and science of compost and its uses. To stay up to date with Tama WLL’s events and news, get connected with their Facebook page.
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