UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County
University of California
UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County

Turn, Turn, Turn: Advanced Backyard Composting Workshop

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Saturday, January 25, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
UC Cooperative Extension
4145 Branch Center Road
Sacramento, CA 95827

Venture beyond composting basics at this all-day workshop presented by Sacramento County Master Gardeners. Advanced instruction likely will answer questions you didn't even know you had!

     Participants will learn
          • the science of composting
          compost pile biology
          • the best tools to use
          • how to evaluate bin systems        
          rotation systems
          compost tea, leachate and extract differences
compost on shovel

Workshop registration is $30.  Reference handouts and lunch are included.  Pre-registration is required - there will be no registration on the day of the workshop. Seating is limited.  

Workshop Agenda

        8:30 am    Sign in and coffee  
  8:55 am    Welcome and introductions  
  9:00 am    Composting Science   Roberta Hopkins
  9:45 am    Compost Pile Critters   Kim Belford
  10:30 am       Stretch  
  10:45 am    Hot Pile vs. Cold Pile   Pat Swarm, Rosella Shapiro
  12:00 pm    Tools   Leslie Mihordin, Karen Martin
  12:30 pm       Lunch  
  1:00 pm    Compost Tea, Leachate, Extract   Roberta Hopkins
  1:15 pm    Bacterial vs. Fungal Piles   Kim Belford
  1:45 pm    Safety and Health Issues   Julie Oliver
  2:15 pm    FAQ Panel   Joan Lawson, Rosella Shapiro, Pat Swarm

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Hot pile
Hot pile
← Hot pile
vs.
Cold pile →

Cold pile
Cold pile

A variety of composters at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center composting demonstration area
A variety of composters at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center composting demonstration area

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Workshop location:
UC Cooperative Extension
4145 Branch Center Road
Sacramento CA 95827

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