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!
Green Guerrilla Sustainability