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Composting 101

  • Date: Monday, July 21, 2014
  • Time: 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
  • Location: Luther College, Location TBD

Are you interested in composting, but not sure where to start? Food scraps have the potential to create amazing soil for your gardens or methane gas in the landfill (21 more potent of a greenhouse gas than CO2). Not only do food scraps in the trash bin lead to methane in a landfill, they also make our trash cans and kitchens more smelly! Whether your goal is simply to divert food scraps from the landfill or to produce rich compost that you can use in flower or vegetable gardens, you will find the information you need in this class. Rachel Sandhorst will provide ideas for simple ways to composting at home, including tips on how to incorporate composting into your everyday life. Diverting food scraps from the trash can require a slight behavior change, but it doesn’t have to be difficult (or smelly). Participants in this class will have the opportunity to see two composting systems located behind the sustainability house that are suitable for home use.

Instructor: Rachel Sandhorst, Environmental Educator


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