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Composting 101! [FREE, RSVP]

April 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


The Compositing 101 class will explore all aspects of backyard or home composting. Together we will explore what is necessary to start and successfully complete the decomposition of organic material such as food waste, leaves, ashes, grass clippings, garden waste, paper products, and cardboard. We’ll learn about a few beneficial insects and how to attract them to your compost bin. We’ll also look at different models of backyard bins and discuss how to screen and use finished compost.

Mike Spurrier has been composting in backyard bins for approximately 40 years. He has built many of his own bins and he is now producing low-cost compost bins made from pallet lumber. Mike is certified in permaculture design through Oregon State University, holds a bachelor’s degree in sustainability from Goddard College, is currently completing a master’s degree in social innovation and sustainability, and recently completed the Maryland Master Naturalist Program.


April 13
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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The Common Market
5728 Buckeystown Pike, Unit B1
FREDERICK, MD 21704 United States
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(301) 663-3416


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