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Tilcon Donates Stone to Cropsey Community Farm, New City, NY

Posted Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
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Tilcon New York recently donated stone and screenings to Cropsey Community Farm in New City, NY. The stone will be used for various drainage projects at the farm, including being used in the new 'hoop house' currently under construction. The 'hoop house' will protect the fall and winter vegetables grown on the farm.

Cropsey Community Farm is a local community farm which operates as a CSA – Community Supported Agriculture, offering local residents the opportunity to purchase a share in its fresh, locally grown produce in return for a fee and a number of hours worked on the farm each year.  The concept creates a direct link for local residents between the food they eat and their local farmer.

The farm also serves as an educational resource hosting programs and workshops for all ages to educate and encourage people to learn more about how their food is grown and get more out of their own backyard gardening.

The screenings, very small sized stone particles, will be mixed with compost and spread onto fields to provide nutrients to the soil. Many people within the farming community are turning to fine stone particles as an alternative to traditional fertilizer, to enhance soils. It is believed that the minerals in the stone can be released into the soil and used to provide plant nutrients.

To learn more about Cropsey Community Farm please visit http://rocklandfarm.org.

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Farm Manager Shane Hardy mixing Tilcon screenings with compost Tilcon stone being used for drainage projects

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