Fundamentals of Composting Workshop

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Interested in learning how to turn yard wastes and food scraps in to a rich soil amendment? Join Horticulture Extension Agent Matt Jones and the Harnett County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers for a workshop on composting. The workshop includes a lecture about the science of the decomposition process, understanding the types of materials that are readily compostable, how to fine tune the composing process by finding optimal temperature, moisture, aeration, and pile dimensions, and troubleshooting common composting problems. A demonstration on compost bin construction and the composting process by Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will follow the lecture.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, November 12th from 10 am-12 pm at the Harnett County Agricultural Center in Lillington. Workshop fee of $5 includes composting publications from NC State University. Register online at or by calling the Harnett County Extension office. For more information, visit or call 910-814-6024

For accommodations for persons with disabilities, contact Matt Jones at 910-893-7530.


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Photo of Matt JonesMatt JonesExtension Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Ornamental and Consumer Horticulture (919) 542-8243 matt_jones@ncsu.eduChatham County, North Carolina
Updated on Mar 21, 2017
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