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Composting


Free Compost Workshops

Sponsored by the City of Eugene & OSU/Lane County Extension Service For beginning to experienced composters, these hands-on workshops will cover the basics of how composting works, which materials to use, and the different methods and types of compost bins available. Workshops are conducted by certified OSU/Lane County Extension Service Compost Specialists. Pre-registration is not required.

2008 Compost Demonstration Schedule

  • Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m.- noon River House Compost Site
  • Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m.- noon GrassRoots Garden
  • Saturday, May 10, 10 a.m.- noon River House Compost Site
  • Saturday, May 24, 10 a.m.- noon GrassRoots Garden
  • Saturday, June 21, 10 a.m.- noon GrassRoots Garden
  • Saturday, September 13, 10 a.m.- noon GrassRoots Garden
  • Saturday, October 11, 10 a.m.- noon River House Compost Site
  • Saturday, October 25, 10 a.m.- noon GrassRoots Garden
  • Saturday, November 15, 10 a.m.- noon GrassRoots Garden

The GrassRoots Garden: Behind St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 1465 Coburg Rd., Eugene.

River House Compost Education Site: 301 N. Adams, Eugene (along the bike path in east Maurie Jacobs Park).

OSU/Lane County Extension Service: 950 West 13th Avenue, Eugene (the rose garden is east of the main entrance, behind the Adaptive Garden).

For more information about composting contact the OSU/Lane County Extension Service Compost hotline at 682-7320 or email to compost.specialist@oregonstate.edu. Visit website: www.eugenerecycles.org or http://extension.oregonstate.edu/news/category_search.php?searchCat=composting


Web Links

For a link in Spanish go to Oregon DEQ that has a link for a composting manual in Spanish language: http://www.deq.state.or.us/wmc/solwaste/composting.html

Also, don't forget about worm farming and vermicompost as a vital part of your composting system

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