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Home Composting for All
June 3, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Whether you live in an apartment building, on a suburban lot, or on a rural property, this class will address the opportunities everyone has for composting at home. Instead of adding to the food waste that makes up 1/3 of America’s trash, you can learn how to effectively turn it into a treasure, whether the method is indoor vermiculture or outdoor bins or piles. Join Don Morrison, Master Gardener and compost aficionado, to learn about the different methods, containers, and materials that both accommodate your lifestyle and successfully compost food waste and garden debris. While this class is a part of our adult education offerings, it is open to advanced younger students, ages 14 and older.
Don Morrison is the Operations Manager at Wayside Food Programs, a nonprofit that prevents food waste and hunger, where he manages food distribution throughout Southern Maine. As a Master Gardener, Don teaches compost classes for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, garden clubs, and community gardens. Don’s mission is to make composting accessible and easily comprehensible for everyone.
Michael Marr is the Gardens’ Groundskeeper and Compost Coordinator. From lawns, gardens, trails, and driveway shoulders, Michael ensures grass clippings, plant debris, fallen leaves, and broken branches are responsibly collected and added into our compost system, where the materials are converted into “black gold.” He has a passion for preserving the outdoors and maximizing the performance of our landscape at the Gardens.