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ECOL:704 DIY: Making Bran for a Bokashi Bucket Composting System05/12-05/12  

Bokashi is a great space-saving way to compost at home that uses a bran mixture of carbon-rich materials and effective microorganisms to transform kitchen waste into a great fertilizer for your garden. The bokashi bucket system can be used year round, it's quick, convenient and produces no household smells with the help of this bran mixture! Designed for individuals who currently have a bokashi bucket, you'll make a one pound mixture of the bran in class and take home the recipe and know how to make more with just a few easy steps. Don't have a bokashi bucket yet? Register for the Make and Take Home a Bokashi Bucket class or get an instruction sheet in the DYI Bran class to build your own at home. Class offered in partnership with the Missouri Botanical Garden Earthways Center. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Registration deadline 4/27. No refunds after this date. Cost for adults 60 and over $38.00.

  • Registration Code= 201605 50115
  • Meeting Dates= 05/12-05/12
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Science West Bldg 105
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Indoor Composting: Make and Take Home a Bokashi Bucket04/07-04/07  

Don't throw away those scraps - up to 20% of household trash can be composted! The bokashi bucket system can be used year-round; it's quick, convenient and no has household smells. In this hands-on session, you will construct and learn to maintain an indoor composting system capable of decomposing food and house plant trimmings for a family of four. In a space-saving bokashi system, effective microorganisms transform all types of kitchen waste into a nutrient-rich soil amendment. All equipment, materials and handouts provided and included in fee. You'll leave class with a working indoor composting system in the form of a bokashi bucket. Class offered in partnership with the Missouri Botanical Garden Earthways Center. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Registration deadline 3/23. No refunds this date. Cost for adults 60 and over $43.00.

  • Registration Code= 201605 50114
  • Meeting Dates= 04/07-04/07
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Science West Bldg 105
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 49.00
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314-984-7777
 
ECOL:703 It's OK to Eat the Weeds-Wild Edible Plants of Spring04/23-04/23  

The next time you weed your garden, you might find you have the makings for a unique dish! Join Dr. Catrina Adams, Ph.D. in Paleoethnobotany (how people have used plants in the past) to learn about some of the common edible plants that grow in and around St. Louis in the spring. Discover where to find them, how to identify and collect them, and how to eat them! Then, take a tour of the campus to identify edible and useful plants you probably walk past every day. Some wild edibles are lovely native plants that you may want to cultivate in your own backyard. Others might be growing in your lawn or garden already, for better or for worse! Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $13.00.

  • Registration Code= 201605 50088
  • Meeting Dates= 04/23-04/23
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 108
  • Instructor= Catrina Adams
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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314-984-7777