Compost with Confidence 5-class Series; June – October, 2017

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@ Ithaca Community Gardens (meet at the ‘compost demonstration site’ sign on the railroad side of the gardens)

Local composting experts provide information and give hands-on demonstrations to help you set up and manage a compost system in any setting! Each class of this FREE series covers composting basics, and a different focal topic is addressed each month (see below) to help you address any compost issue you may encounter. Stop by for one or all classes, and bring your composting questions.

Monthly Topics:
June 24 – “Getting Started”; – Covers how to set up and manage a compost bin

July 29 – “Troubleshooting Your Bin”; – Covers what could go wrong and how to prevent / remedy the situation

August 26- “Is it done? & Compost Uses”; – How do you know when your compost is ready to use? And if it is ready, what are some of the ways that we suggest using it

September 23 – “Indoor Composting”; – How to maintain an indoor bin using a double bin (“stealth”) system

October 21 – “Winter Composting”; – How to extend the composting season well into the cold months and the preparations necessary to ensure successful composting over the winter

For more information visit . Contact: Adam Michaelides, Compost Educator at acm1@cornell.eduor call Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County at (607) 272-2292 ext. 124.

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