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composting system

Homemade 3-compartment composting system.
Lucy Bradley CC BY – 2.0

Extension Gardener Webinar

May 24, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Webinar will be recorded if you cannot attend live. 

Food scraps and yard trimmings together account for more than a quarter of household waste. Instead of trucking this waste to the landfill, use composting – the controlled decomposition of organic materials into a soil-like substance – to turn it into a valuable soil amendment!

Join Matt Jones Extension Horticulture Agent – N.C. Cooperative Extension, and Shannon Culpepper, Recycling and Education Specialist – Chatham County Solid Waste and Recycling for a webinar are backyard composting.

Participants will learn about the science of the decomposition process, understand the types of materials that are readily compostable, how to fine-tune the composting process by finding optimal temperature, moisture, aeration, and pile dimensions, and troubleshooting common composting problems. . We will present research-based information from NC State Extension Specialist Rhonda Sherman

Register here via Eventbrite

QUESTIONS? Contact N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center by calling 919-542-8202 or email matt_jones@ncsu.edu

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