Composting is harnessing the power of nature to recycle your organic waste at home. Would you believe me if I told you more than 25% of the typical home’s waste is yard trimmings and food scraps? Imagine cutting down the amount of trash you take to the dump by 25%. What if I told you you could turn that “garbage” into fuel to power the growth of your plants? Composting is the answer and this webinar will teach you how you can create compost at home. Join us online at 11 a.m. on 2/23/2021.
We will discuss how to set up a backyard composting pile for your home.
How composting works: compost critters need food, water, & shelter
Materials that can and can’t be composted at home How to conduct a home waste audit Compost pile and bin selection to meet your families needs
How I go about building the pile: batch and continuous
Common issues with home composting and how to prevent/solve them
We will use material from NC State University including: Backyard Composting of Yard, Garden, and Food Discards Sherman, R. 2017. NC State Extension. AG-791.
WRITTEN BY Matt Burneisen Program Assistant, Agriculture and Natural Resources - Keep McDowell Beautiful N.C. Cooperative Extension, McDowell County Center