MVFP Board Member Sarah Morton Featured in Virginia Farm Bureau Quarterly Newsletter
Sarah Morton, third-generation farmer and MVFP Board Member, recently discussed what it means to be a female farmer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The Minority and Veteran Farmers of the Piedmont (MVFP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is located in the rolling foothills of the Piedmont Region of Virginia. MVFP is a grassroots organization that was established to develop educational and experiential learning opportunities through hands-on instruction. We function to promote training, coaching, and mentorships for minorities, veterans, farmers, and youth both urban and rural.
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The Basics of Vermicomposting
Saturday, May 7, 2022
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
George Washington Carver Center
Join the Minority and Veteran Farmers of the Piedmont and Botanical Bites & Provisions, LLC to learn about the benefits of vermicomposting at the George Washington Carver Center. This in-person training session is designed to demonstrate and promote the basics of vermicomposting as a natural cost-effective method of recycling organic matter. Program sponsors will supply each participant with instruction and helpful tips to get started. Attendees will also receive an initial supply of composting worms, coir and newspaper bedding, and a transportable container to create their own vermicomposting station to take home so that they can incorporate this valuable composting technique in their vegetable/flower production garden/farm and prevent the often-needless added expense of relying on store-bought amendments. In addition, participants will have an opportunity to view the Carver Center’s working vermicomposting station to see how composting worms, along with other living things in the soil, work synergistically to aid plants in flourishing.