Over on the Sulcata Station Yahoo Group, Joe offered up this great advice from personal experience on turning your sulcata poop into solid (black gold/castings) and liquid (tortoise tea) fertilizer. With his permission, below is a re-print of the advice he gave on the Sulcata Station Yahoo Group.
We've created a YouTube Playlist of some of the popular How To's. Please feel free to visit and suggest your favorite video! YouTube Vermicomposting Playlist by OC CTTC.
Also if you'd like a great read on the subject Joe recommended, "Worms Eat My Garbage" by Mary Appelhof.
Don't forget you if you purchase items through the CTTC club's Amazon link, the club gets a donation.
(Note: I've edited it a bit for ease of reading.)
What do we do with all those ever accumulating yet wonderfully versatile "sulcata cigars"? I know I'm not the only one who sometimes ponders how its even physically possible for it to appear that 5 lbs of sulcata food
As you may have heard we're looking for a new Turtley Times newsletter editor. It is a great way to volunteer with the club!
What's involved?: Every month you put together Turtley Times newsletter that is mailed out to all of our subscribers.
How?: Training will be provided by the current newsletter editor who will also act as the backup in case you need a month off. We use the internet program Mailchimp to create our newsletter and manage our subscribers. Wiki Commons provides a lot of reference photos and the program Snagit is used to create some of the photo collages but this is not a requirement.
Subscribers are managed directly through Mailchimp. Subscribers can sign-up or remove themselves from our list automatically. Every few months there are folks who ask to join at the monthly meeting and those must be manually input.
Content: Content is either given by Sharon, our president, or found by you the editor. Simple news searches related to turtles and tortoises give great articles. Our Yahoo Groups often post up about up-coming events and our members will often have requests to be posted.
Hours?: The time put into the newsletter each month can vary from 2-4 hours. It all depends on how creative you want to be with it. Cat, our current editor, enjoys photography so spends more time playing with photos.
Why is she leaving?: Cat has been the editor for 2+ years and as well as the website editor. She's hoping to be able to spend more time developing the website and possibly volunteering in other areas of the club.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org where Cat can answer any questions you have about what is involved in developing the newslettter.
Eastern Box Turtle
The 4th Box Turtle Conservation Workshop has been scheduled for March 22-23, 2012 at the North Carolina Zoological Park, Asheboro, North Carolina.
For full information please read excerpt below from email sent out by ParcAdmin and visit their website at www.boxturtleconservation.org.
Registration is now open for the 4th Box Turtle Conservation Workshop (see links below). This workshop takes place March 22-23, 2013, at the North Carolina Zoo and is aimed at individuals actively engaged in Box Turtle research and conservation. A tour of the NC Zoo will take place on Sunday, March 24th. The workshop is sponsored by the National Box Turtle Conservation Committee, the North Carolina Zoological Park, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the National Science Foundation, The HERP Project, and the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary in Maryland. Deadline for registration is February 1, 2013.
All of the CTTC Yahoo Groups will not be posting from 6:30 P.M. PST tonight until the 15th of January. Any messages sent during that time will post once their maintenance is done, so if you post tonight, don't worry if doesn't show and/or you can't get to the group. (Thanks Don for the heads up!)
"We're upgrading our systems and Yahoo! Groups will be unavailable for a few hours on the night of January 15th Pacific Standard Time. Emails sent to your groups will be delivered late during this time. For the latest information on this planned maintenance, check our product blog: http://www.ygroupsblog.com/ "