Home gardeners welcome at Earth Day composting seminar

Hank Webster, a member of the Jefferson County Master Gardeners and associate professor of biology emeritus at Penn State DuBois, will present Basic Backyard Composting at Penn State DuBois on Earth Day, April 24. All members of the public are welcome to attend.

Webster's talk will cover the basics of mixing compost for use in the home garden and other household applications. Webster will have an example of a compost bin on-hand to demonstrate the methods of blending brown and green waste materials to start the composting process.  He will also use a PowerPoint presentation to illustrate the preparation and uses of compost.

This event is jointly sponsored by the campus' Green Team, a group of Penn State DuBois faculty, staff members and students who are dedicated to promoting sustainability and environmental stewardship, and the campus EcoClub. Composting is a popular practice in sustainability, as it takes organic waste and repurposes the waste into natural fertilizer. 

The Basic Backyard Composting presentation is scheduled for noon to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in Room 12 of the Multipurpose Building at Penn State DuBois. A limited number of composting bins will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. Those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP to Chris Klinger at 814-375-4770 or czk4@psu.edu.

Last Updated April 22, 2013