Celebrating Compost Awareness Week, York Region Food Network(YRFN) is cooking up some lasagna gardening thanks to our friends at Miller Compost. For more than a decade Miller Compost has supplied YRFN with compost, a key ingredient to a successful garden. On Friday, May 6th the compost will be put to good use as guests at the Aurora Community Garden will be treated to a demonstration of a gardening technique known as lasagna gardening. Following the demonstration, YRFN will be presenting Miller Compost with a certificate of appreciation in recognition of their continued support.
Mayor Geoffrey Dawe says, “This program enables members of the community, local government and businesses to come together in a co-operative way to enhance the quality of life for residents of Aurora.” Mayor Dawe further adds, “The Town of Aurora actively supports the good work the YRFN provides through its community garden initiative.”
Support for the program isn’t limited to the Town of Aurora; Miller’s commitment to the gardens over the past 10 years is proof of their support. Peter Secord, Sales Manager of Miller Compost adds “Miller Compost believes in supporting community gardens with locally produced compost to support food production. “Feeding our soil” with high quality compost allows us to be a small part of the York Region Food Networks big efforts.”
WHEN: Friday, May 6, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Aurora Community Garden – Alliance Parkette, located adjacent to Cornerstone Community Church, 390 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora, L4G 3V7. Parking is available on site at the garden. Guests are also welcome to use the church parking lot.