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This is episode 2 of Composting with Annie Hauck-Lawson. She takes you to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens with Jenny Blackwell, manager of the NYC Compost Project in Brooklyn, where we continue with the different types of bins available, homemade and commercial ready-made bins. This video was produced, directed and editied by Jeff Samaha Video Productions.
This is episode three of Composting with Annie Hauck-Lawson, associate professor at Brooklyn College. Here she describes bin maintenance which will take kitchen scraps and turn them into “black gold” or humus. This video was directed and edited by Jeff Samaha Video Productions. www.jeffsamaha.com
Annie Hauck-Lawson shows us how to build a straw fort which contains a compost wire bin and a cold frame to grow vegetables in the cold of winter. This is part 1. The video was produced, directed and edited by Jeff Samaha Video Productions
Annie Hauck-Lawson shows us how to build a straw fort which contains a compost wire bin and a cold frame to grow vegetables in the cold of winter. This is part 2. The video was produced, directed and edited by Jeff Samaha Video Productions
This is a video tip for “composting,” a better way to discard cooking scraps. Rather than toss into the garbage and contributing to land fill waste, why not compost? It's easy and efficient and actually smells good if done correctly. This series was shot and edited by Jeff Samaha, NBC stage manager/director and hosted by Annie Hauck-Lawson, Associate Professor at Brooklyn College and published PhD with a book called “Gastropolis.” (Columbia Press)(Amazon.com)
Farmers benefit from building knowledge about often nuanced and complex farm labor legal obligations. Farmers need to know more about their employment law obligations before they can set priorities, decide on action steps and begin to take action. This fact sheet covers basic farm employment law in Connecticut: minimum wage, overtime, meal and rest breaks, workers' compensation, and unemployment insurance.
A presentation from the 2015 NIFTI National Field School by Jennifer Hashley of New Entry and Aaron Newton of Lomax Farm Incubator work to support thier farmers after particiation in the incubator program.
Use this soil amendment application template developed by Cornell's GAP program (https://gaps.cornell.edu/educational-materials/decision-trees/log-sheets...) to help record what, how much and where you apply fertilizers on your farm. This template will help you with both the Nutrient Management Plan required by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultual Resources (starting in 2016) and to help with your farm's food safety plan.
Trainers can use this teaching module to help farmers, either as a group or one-on-one, make a plan for seeding cover crops in their field, by selecting the best cover crop for their needs and determining the right amount of cover crop seeds to purchase and plant.