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The Tarrant County Continuing Organics Program will begin with an eOrganic webinar from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 4. The program will be on making and using compost tea, with Lynne Carpenter-Boggs and CeCe Crosby of Washington State University presenting. The program will be held at the Tarrant County Extension office in Fort Worth.

This webinar is aimed at a general audience, farmers, and ag professionals. Viewers will learn how to make consistent and safe compost teas for gardening and agricultural use. We will discuss how compost teas are viewed and regulated by the National Organic Program and Environmental Protection Agency. Viewers will leave with an improved understanding of compost teas and how they can be beneficially used.

Dr. Lynne Carpenter-Boggs is an Associate Professor of Sustainable and Organic Agriculture at Washington State University. Her work aims to improve global health and sustainability through biological and appropriate technologies for agriculture.

Catherine (CeCe) Crosby is a Ph.D. candidate in Soil Science at Washington State University. CeCe has led hundreds of pre-nursing students through chemistry and environmental science courses, and currently is researching the feasibility of composting for new uses in society.

After the webinar, everyone is invited to discuss farm-specific questions with the new Tarrant County Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent Fred M. Hall.

While there is no fee for the program, registration must be made by noon on the Monday before. If there are no registrations, the program will be cancelled. Registrations may be made by calling the Extension office at 817.884.1945 or on-line at: http://agrilife.org/urbantarrantag/program-registration/

 

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