Free Composting Presentations

Want to learn how to reduce your home’s garbage and begin composting in your backyard? Go to one of the City of Regina’s free composting presentations this spring! In fact, I will even be there because I am giving the presentations. I am a Waste Minimization Specialist for organic waste at the City of Regina, and providing these informational presentations is my favourite part of my job.

At these presentations I will discuss the following:

  • Why it is so important to divert our organic waste from the landfill
    • It doesn’t just break down into compost in a landfill… it actually turns into a liquidy toxic mess that can pollute our soil, water and air.
  • What is composting?
    • It’s nature’s way of recycling… nothing is wasted!
  • The factors and processes involved in composting
    • Carbon to nitrogen ratio (greens to browns), moisture, material size, oxygen (mixing), and heat
  • The different composting methods
    • No bin (heap and trench composting), wood or plastic bin, tumbler or rolling bins, vermicompost (worm) bins, fermentation buckets (“bokashi”), solar biodigesters (“caveman’s septic system”), grasscycling and leaf mulching
  • How to install and maintain a basic backyard compost bin
  • Troubleshooting for your compost pile
    • A compost bin should never smell bad… if it does, something is wrong and you’re no longer making compost
  • Uses for compost and benefits for your garden
    • Mulch, soil enhancer, compost tea, lawn top dressing

We have three presentation dates for this spring:

  • Saturday, April 12 from 3 – 5 p.m. at Cathedral Neighbourhood Centre
  • Monday, April 14 from 7 – 9 p.m. at Cathedral Neighbourhood Centre
  • Tuesday, April 22 from 7 – 9 p.m. at Sunrise Library

I will also bring a few props for people to check out, including a plastic backyard bin, a solar biodigester and a vermicomposting (worm) bin. So, if you’re interested in learning how to compost at home, check out the City of Regina website and pre-register for a presentation today. Click here for the registration page.

I hope to see you soon!

 

 

Sincerely,
Brie Bennett
Green Guerrilla Sustainability

 

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