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Earth Day Volunteer Day

  • Long Hill Reservation 572 Essex Street Beverly, MA, 01915 United States (map)

All are welcome!

Help out by transplanting perennial seedlings from greenhouse into ground, compost-tea brewing techniques, and basic aquaponic system build.   Rain Date: Saturday April 28th.

  1. Team 1 (Compost Tea Station): Establish a functioning 250 gallon Compost Tea Station that will provide an ongoing supply of compost tea to local community and for FCE’s earth skills vocational organic land care program. Tasks to accomplish include sifting compost, filling tank with water, and following compost tea brewing steps.
  2. Team 2 (Outdoor Planting/Gardening): Prepare 10x50’ space adjacent to greenhouse for planting (top dress with compost & rototill), set up drip irrigation, plant flower bulbs/tubers, transplants, herbs.

  3. Team 3 (Aquaponics/Strawberries): Within the greenhouse, replicate hanging strawberries on the opposite side to expand strawberry production. Tasks to accomplish include drilling 3” holes into (2x) 8’ pvc pipes, securing end caps, filling with coconut husks, hanging completed pipes, planting strawberry transplants into pvc pipes, & hooking up to aquaponic system.

Contact us as for more information.

Later Event: May 12
Annual Long Hill Plant Sale