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Event Series Event Series: Master Gardener Speaker Series

The Problem with Peat

March 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

| Free – $10

Did you know that peat bogs are the world’s largest natural carbon source as they store 30% of land-based carbon? One study estimated that peat bogs store three times as much carbon each year as a growing forest. Did you know that using peat in gardening is a non-sustainable practice and, in fact, using peat moss for horticulture has the same effects as burning fossil fuels?

In this presentation, Master Gardener Volunteer, Tom Witwicki, will discuss this valuable resource, the negative impacts of harvesting peat and alternatives to using peat in the garden.

Registration is required. The program fee is offered on a sliding scale, $0-$10 and is free to enrolled Master Gardener Volunteers. This session will be recorded and shared with those who register for this webinar.

Details

Date:
March 21
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Series:
Cost:
Free – $10
Event Category:
Website:
https://umaine-extension.formtitan.com/ftproject/events?eventid=a1cUy000000xAbF

Venue

Zoom

Organizer

Pamela Hargest
Phone:
207.781.6099 or 1.800.287.1471 (in Maine)
Email:
pamela.hargest@maine.edu
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