Classes: Compost with Confidence
Category: Food & Eating

Classes: Compost with Confidence

Consider how our food grows and what happens to food waste when we’re done eating. Composting is a key step in the food chain.

From CCE-TC:

The Compost Education Program of Tompkins County Cooperative Extension is pleased to announce a free, monthly class series held at the Ithaca Farmers Market at Steamboat Landing. The “Compost with Confidence” series will be held the last Saturday of the month from June through October from 11 am to Noon. Each class of the series offers compost basics and a different focal topic. The topic for June is “getting started.” For more information, please visit or call 272-2292.

Compost with Confidence
Saturday, June 27, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 25, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 29, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday, September 26, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday, October 31, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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! To sign up in advance, email Adam Michaelides, or call (607) 272-2292.

Monthly Topics:
June 27 – “Getting Started” – Covers how to set up and manage a compost bin
July 25 – “Troubleshooting Your Bin” – Covers what could go wrong and how to prevent / remedy the situation
August 29 – “Indoor Composting” – How to maintain an indoor bin using a double bin (“stealth”) system
September 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
October 31 – “Winter Composting” – How to extend the composting season well into the cold months and the preparations necessary to ensure successful composting over the winter

Ithaca Farmers’ Market
545 Third Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Compost Demonstration site is at the SOUTHEAST side of the farmers market pavilion, near the newly-paved waterfront trail to 3rd St

Fee: Free!
Learn More:
Adam Michaelides, Compost Educator

Image credit: A pumpkin grows from a compost bin, photo by Alison Fromme

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