Home composting is easy and fun – well, maybe “satisfying” is a better word!
– keeps material out of the landfill
– conserves energy by reducing waste transport costs
– conserves water when used as a soil conditioner
– saves money by reducing dumping fees and the need to buy soil
Learn how to reduce, reuse, and recycle kitchen, garden, and yard waste by attending “Backyard Composting” on Tuesday, April 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Knox-Lincoln Cooperative Extension office, 377 Manktown Road, Waldoboro. Liz Stanley, UMaine Extension horticulture program coordinator and Hildy Ellis, Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District program manager, will demonstrate a variety of techniques for making compost at home – including aerobic and anaerobic methods – and provide tips on feeding one’s compost pile with the ideal proportion of waste, water, and air.
Handouts will be available for building a variety of bins, and there will be order forms to purchase reduced-cost composters and accessories — or go to knox-lincoln.org/backyard-sale.
This program is free for adults and students 12 years and older. For more information and to register, contact Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District at 596-2040 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit go to knox-lincoln.org/-composting.