Composting is the process of recycling organic debris into material that both reduces items in the waste stream and creates a useful garden product. At the end of this two-part workshop, participants will have the information and experience needed to create and use their own compost system.
Part 1 – Tuesday, September 21, 6:30-8:00 pm on Zoom. UNH Extension Advanced Master Gardener, Ron Trexler will teach the reasons for using compost in gardens and landscapes, some of the science of how composting works and how to establish and manage a compost system.
Part 2 – Sunday, September 26, 1:00-4:00 p.m. in person at the Massabesic Audubon Center in Auburn. UNH Extension Master Gardener Program Manager, Ruth Smith with a team of volunteers will lead participants in the construction of a 3-bin composting station. The completed bin will be used at the new Extension Demonstration/Teaching Gardens on site.
This workshop is free but pre-registration is required because space is limited.
Registered participants will be sent a Zoom link for the 9/21 session and directions and suggestions for what to bring to the 9/26 session. All building materials will be provided. The workshop is designed for home gardeners and co-sponsored by UNH Extension and NH Audubon.