Did you know home composting reduces methane emissions and helps sequester carbon—all in the space of your own back yard? And you can create a home-grown soil amendment, which will make your soil, your garden, and the rest of your landscape environmentally healthier. This session explains how to compost vegetable and fruit waste from your kitchen, along with other organic waste. We will discuss compost “recipes,” how to choose or build a composter, and how to troubleshoot any challenges that arise. A counter top collection container and easy to use take home handouts with reminders from the session and a resource list for further reading will be provided.
Whether you have never composted or are currently composting, THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR YOU!
NON-COMPOSTER: Are you thinking, “It would be too hard to compost at my house. I don’t have time, I don’t have a yard or I am afraid that my neighbors will think my compost pile is stinky. Why should I come to this workshop?”
- Learn how you can be a “lazy-composter” like me, minimizing work but still getting the best soil feeding food ever.
- Learn how to avoid odors.
- Learn how to compost even on a balcony, in your garage or in your kitchen.
ALREADY COMPOSTING AT HOME: Are you thinking, “I already compost at my home, so I don’t need to learn how to compost. Why should I come to this workshop?”
- Learn about the soil foodweb that makes soil able to support optimal plant growth while also cleaning up pollutants out of the air and water.
- Learn a better way of applying compost to your garden, to help reduce weeds and also reduce the soil nutrient losses that occur with standard compost adding and even standard gardening practices.
- Learn how composting can help reduce harmful volatization/gasification of carbon.
Composting Workshop Dates and Locations:
- February 15 , 2017: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, Pennington, 7-9 p.m. $20/$15 (includes free counter top collection container and “Rottwheeler”) See: http://www.njriverfriendly.org/resident (scroll down for workshops)
- February 22, 2017: Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve, Bedminster, 7-9 p.m. $20/$15 (includes free counter top collection container and “Rottwheeler”) See: http://www.njriverfriendly.org/resident (scroll down for workshops)