Saturday Seminar presents:
Making and Using Compost at Home
Saturday, September 22, 2018
10 a.m. to noon
NC Cooperative Extension
Buncombe County Center
49 Mt. Carmel Road
Presenter: Phil Roudebush, Extension Master GardenerSM Volunteer
Decomposition is at least as old as soil itself. The modern practice of composting is little more than speeding up and intensifying natural processes of biological decomposition of organic wastes—something gardeners and individuals can do at home.
In his presentation, Phil discusses simple methods to compost yard, garden, and food materials. He defines compost and the “six rules of rot,” including the importance of a critical mass of materials, particle size, carbon and nitrogen sources, moisture, and oxygen. Phil explains active versus passive compost methods and highlights worm composting (or vermiculture) of kitchen scraps. By the end of the seminar, you’ll understand the benefits of using compost in the garden, the use of compost teas, and compost troubleshooting. You’re ready to make compost at home!
Join Phil for a tour of the compost site at the Extension office following the presentation, weather permitting.
The seminar is free but registration is requested. Please register by calling 828-255-5522.