A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach – April 4, 2022 – Annie Novak on Soil and Compost 

Do I need a soil test? And what kind of amendments should I be adding to my vegetable beds or containers to get things off to a good start? And how can I fine tune my composting this year to optimize results? Those are some of the timely questions I covered with Annie Novak, manager of the Edible Academy at the New York Botanical Garden. 


Annie is also founder and director of Growing Chefs, a field-to-fork food education program, and co-founder of Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Plus, she wrote “The Rooftop Growing Guide.” 

Annie will be one of the expert presenters at the upcoming Workshop Experience Weekend, May 7th and 8th, in the Hudson Valley of New York that I’m helping organize. 


1 reply

  1. Why the snooty comment about the person who asked you about using straw as a soil amendment? If they knew, they wouldn’t have asked. People look to you as a resource, not to be judged if their knowledge measures up to your standards.

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