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Wine Cap Mushroom Workshop

Wine Cap Mushroom Workshop

Wine Cap Mushroom Workshop

Saturday, April 27, 2024, from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

The Wine Cap mushroom (Stropharia rugosoannulata) is a large edible mushroom that grows easily and aggressively on wood chips and other commonly used mulching materials. It’s a terrific mushroom for beginners and can be incorporated into many landscaping projects. Come learn the basics of Wine Cap cultivation with a demonstration of bed installation on CEED’s campus and a discussion of the proper approaches to growing this beautiful mushroom at home.

$25 for attending workshop. An extra $20 for building a take-home setup (limited to 12 people, 15L tub with lid provided)

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Get a Jump on Spring Plantings

Get a Jump on Spring Plantings

Get a Jump on Spring Plantings

Saturday, January 20, 2024 · 1 – 2:30pm EST

Winter Seed Sowing Workshop

Get a jump on spring planting! Winter sowing Is the process of planting seeds outdoors in a container during the winter months. The specifically modified milk jug remains outdoors until the seedlings emerge in the spring. This method protects the seeds from animals and harsh weather, but the exposure to colder temperatures breaks dormancy and the seeds germinate.

For more information or any questions, please email info@ceedli.org or call 631-803-6780.

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How to Cultivate Oyster Mushrooms

How to Cultivate Oyster Mushrooms

How to Cultivate Oyster Mushrooms

Saturday, November 18 · 3 – 4:30pm EST

Taking the first steps on the journey to cultivating your own mushrooms can be intimidating, but there is no better companion to start with than Pleurotus ostreatus, the Oyster Mushroom.

Hardy, fast-growing, delicious and prolific, oyster mushrooms are aggressive decomposers of cellulose and excellent recyclers of paper, fabric and wastewood.

This workshop will introduce participants to the cultivation of oyster mushrooms on pasteurized straw and untreated logs and will include information on spawn shopping and preparation, different methods of pasteurization, inoculation practices, monitoring of colonization, and methods to induce fruiting.

Participants will prepare and take home a 5-gallon ‘oyster tower’ and an inoculated ‘totem’ log to be fruited at home. All materials for cultivating your own mushrooms at home are included in the registration cost, there are no additional fees.

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Attracting Spectacular Pollinators with Native Plants

Attracting Spectacular Pollinators with Native Plants

Attracting Spectacular Pollinators with Native Plants

SAT, APRIL 1 at 1 PM – 2 PM

Learn why native plants are important, and help support the amazing beneficial insects and pollinators that rely on them. We will begin with an indoor presentation and (weather dependent) will stroll through the CEED gardens.

10% off at KMS Native Plants for attendees!

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Annual Seed and Soil Sale

Annual Seed and Soil Sale

Annual Seed and Soil Sale

PREORDERS DUE BY SAT, MAR. 25 AT 10 AM

Improve your lawn and garden by preordering sustainable products in advance of our Annual Earth Day Seed & Soil Sale … and support CEED and the environment at the same time!

Our Seed & Soil Sale offers quality plant seed and products to improve your lawn and garden in a sustainable way.  Our soil treatments for your lawn and garden won’t pollute our precious groundwater, and will help to reduce harmful algal blooms in our rivers and bays by applying the right amount of nutrients without leading to runoff. But to ensure that you receive all the products you want for your lawn and garden, you must preorder in advance of our Seed & Soil Sale.

Orders must be received by March 25, 2023.  You can click below to order, or if you prefer to prepay by check, please email info@ceedli.org and we will email an order form to fill out.

You can order:

  • SOS Organic Compost Garden Fertilizer
  • Earth Science Worm Castings
  • Bumper Crop Soil Builder
  • Espoma Organic All Season Lawn Food
  • Summer of Sunflowers Seed Mix
  • Easy Salad Greens Seed Mix
  • Kitchen Herbs Seed Mix
  • Kid’s Garden Seed Mix
  • A Bee’s Garden Seed Mix
  • Garden Starter Seed Mix
  • Container Garden Seed Mix
  • Heirloom Vegetable Lovers Seed Mix

Orders and payment must be received by March 25, 2023 for guaranteed availability.  There may be limited supplies of compost available for purchase on April 22, but there is no guarantee.

Thank you for caring about our environment and supporting CEED!

Special thanks to SOS Compost, Bayport Flower House, and High Mowing Organic Seed Company for helping us pull this sale together, as well as our dedicated CEED Garden Volunteers.

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Regenerative Gardening

Regenerative Gardening

Regenerative Gardening

Increase your gardening results and be kinder to the earth at the same time in 2023 … that’s what regenerative gardening is all about. Organic and regenerative techniques can cut down on weeding, build good soil and prevent exposure to harmful chemicals, while saving the body from back breaking digging. Bring your questions and learn about backyard food production, lasagna gardening, astrological gardening, hugelkultur and the most common shortcut we all should avoid.

Karin Falcone Krieger is a lifelong gardener and writer who loves to share new and old gardening knowledge with others. She holds a Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Certification and is a garden volunteer at CEED’s Raised Bed Garden Initiative and Medford Train Station’s Xeriscape Garden. To see more of her gardening and writing projects visit https://karinfalconekrieger.com/.

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