Extension Gardener Workshop Series – Compost & Soil Amendments

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Compost & Soil Amendments

Compost is referred to by gardeners as “Black Gold”. With the clay soils that we have in Union County, compost is a great addition to the soil to improve drainage and increase the level of organic matter.

Join Horticulture Extension Agent, Debbie Dillion, to learn how you can create your compost. Take those vegetable scraps and other kitchen waste and combine with yard waste and other carbonaceous material to make compost, while reducing the amount of waste you send to the landfill. Participants will learn about ratios of green to brown, what can and cannot be composted, how to build a proper compost pile, and trouble-shooting compost production problems. Other soil amendments and their pros and cons will also be discussed. Get your hands in the “dirt” so to speak with examples of compost and other soil amendments that you can see and feel.

Two identical sessions of this workshop are available to fit your schedule:

Tuesday           March 5, 2019             6 p.m. – 8 p.m.      REGISTER
Wednesday     March 6, 2019             10 a.m. – Noon      REGISTER

The workshop costs $10 per person. Registration and fee is required by February 26, 2019. Select a date and click on the REGISTER link above.

Both workshops will be held at the Union County Agriculture Center, in the Extension Classroom, 3230 Presson Rd, Monroe, NC 28112.

Questions? Contact NC Cooperative Extension, Union County Center by calling 704-283-3729 or emailing debbie_dillion@ncsu.edu.

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by February 19, 2019, to Andrew Baucom, County Extension Director, at 704-283-3801 or email: andrew_baucom@ncsu.edu.