Wednesday March 24, 2010
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
CSU Michael Schwartz Library
Free and open to the public
On Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. Barbara Strauss, the Library's Assistant Director for Technical Services and a market gardener, will present an illustrated talk on the history of the working men's farms during the Great Depression, the victory gardens of World War II, the community gardens established during the years of urban renewal, and the present day market gardeners of the local food movement as examples of revivals of urban agriculture as a response to economic difficulties and opportunities.
Mark DiDonato, vermiculturist extraordinaire and teacher in Cleveland Public Schools, will demonstrate the construction of an indoor worm bin which is suitable for composting cooking scraps and creating outstanding soil.
Call 216-875-9734 for more information.
Resource materials from the Vermaculture Demonstration, 3/24/2010
- Worms: Soil-Building Workhorses From Mother Earth News, 2008:June/July, pp. 111-115
- Vermicomposting From Toolbox for sustainable city living (Kellogg and Pettigrew), 2008, pp. 118-121.
- Types of Bioremediation From Toolbox for sustainable city living (Kellogg and Pettigrew), 2008, pp.184-190.
The exhibit, Feeding Cleveland, is on display through March 31, 2010 at the Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library (first floor). It explores the role urban agriculture played in feeding Cleveland beginning in the early Twentieth Century.