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Butte College Set to Receive Donation

Butte College Received Donation

The Worm Farm in Durham donated 18 yards of compost with worm castings to the Butte College farm for its organic produce program on Friday, September 4 from 10 a.m. to noon. The donation of the compost is valued at $900.

The compost will be used in the organic garden where the agriculture students are growing lettuce, Swiss chard, kale and fruit trees. The Worm Farm has donated the past two years but this is the largest donation the college has received. Butte College has 26 certified organic acres.

“The Butte College farm offers students a hands-on learning opportunity since they learn how to grow and market the crops throughout the year,” said Deb Conway, Butte College Farm Technician. “The college soil is a heavy clay, extremely lacking in organic matter so we are very appreciative of the Worm Farm for their generous donation.”

Anyone with an interest in organic horticulture and sustainable agriculture, is urged to contact the Butte College Foundation to learn how you can support our programs.

Contacts-
Deb Conway, Farm Technician for Butte College 895-2449 conwayde@butte.edu, 570-8250 cell
Bruce Hicks- Ag instructor- student advisor on project- 895-2514, hicksbr@butte.edu
Worm Farm- Mark Purser http://www.thewormfarm.net/contact.html 894-1276, 9050 Lasell Lane off Esquon Durham

Butte College | 3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville CA 95965 | General Information 530.895.2511

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