Partner Programs

Check this space for programs being offered by partner organizations in Windham County that you may be interested in:

Trialing Urine Fertilizer on New Crops
An On-Farm Field Day with the Rich Earth Institute

Tuesday, Sept. 21, 11 am – 2 pm

Rain Date: Thursday, Sept. 23, 11 am – 2 pm

Hubbard CBD
131 Kim Hubbard Road
Putney, VT 05346

Join Rich Earth Institute at a farm field day to learn about some of our current research
investigating the reclamation of human urine for use in agriculture. In this project, funded
by the USDA’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, we
collaborated with five farm partners to explore different methods for applying urine
fertilizer to a variety of crops: flowers, fig trees, sweet corn, hemp, and hay. We trialed both
hand and tractor application methods for row crops and drip fertigation for other crops. We
also conducted a controlled experiment at our Research Center comparing methods for
fertigation–combining urine fertilizer and water to use in drip irrigation systems.
The field day will be hosted at Hubbard CBD, where you can see the results of urine
fertilization on their hemp crop. We will summarize what we’ve learned so far from our
farm collaborations and lab research and hear from the farm partners about their

observations and experiences.

Lunch provided!

RSVP to media@richearthinstitute.org
or call Tatiana Schreiber (802) 387-2781
Please let us know if you have any dietary considerations.