Sunday, October 23, 2011

Master Composter

While I have heard of master gardeners, I was surprised to see a program for Master Composters being offered by our local cooperative extension. This sparked my interest, and I quickly signed up before really contemplating how much work this might be! It felt like high school biology and chemistry class rolled into one; it surprised me how much science knowledge was involved. Of course, I should've realized that nine hours of training would go beyond just throw stuff in a pile and let it rot! It was a wonderful course, and I feel so much more prepared to handle issues that have occurred with our compost piles. The class also taught us how to set up a new worm bin so now our basement hosts two worm bins! When I came home from the class, I announced to Jeff who was in the bedroom,"honey come out to the living room to meet the new members of the farm!" After a brief pause, "Dear, what did you bring home now.....?"

Check out this great web site for a ton of resources to help set up your composting game!

1 comment:

  1. -looks left-

    -looks right-

    ok no one is listening. :-)

    you wouldn't happen to live in the small city that is home to the cooperative extension office that you mentioned in this post, also known as a city in greece?

    if so, there are other folks with clandestine chickens in town. shhhh! :-) and some of us (who may or may not have clandestine chickens) are looking to change some of the local regs so the chickens, which may or may not exist, would have the opportunity to come out of the basement. if they existed. i'm not saying that they do.