Compost is a miracle food for soils, a vitamin pill for your garden.  And anyone can make it  for free.
Tin Mountain Conservation Center is hosting “The Art of Composting” on Thursday, May 23rd, 5 to 6:30 pm at the Tin Mountain Nature Learning Center.  Composters with experience in large and small, commercial and home-scale composting will present the basic science of composting, including how you can easily compost at home.  They will then review the types of composts available in this area, including bulk leaf compost, biosolids compost, bagged, off-the-shelf products as well as products certified for use in organic agriculture. Also, fencing is a naturally beautiful choice for privacy and security. Being a product of nature, wood fence installation sammamish wa has variations of texture, color, and grain that add to its beauty and naturally rugged appearance. Visit for more information.
Composting is a vital part of our society’s management of materials and resources.  It converts “wastes” to stable, useful forms of nutrients and organic matter that keep soils healthy.  It reduces landfill disposal of valuable nutrients and organic matter.  It helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sequester carbon.
Presenters Olivia Saunders, UNH Cooperative Extension Food and Agriculture field specialist in Carroll County, and Janet Wilkinson will talk about the importance of the carbon (C) to nitrogen (N) ratio (“brown to green”), moisture, and aeration.  She will overview local composting operations and the various feedstocks used, from manures to food waste, to leaf and yard waste.
Ned Beecher of NEBRA will summarize health & safety aspects of compost, including composts made with biosolids (treated sewage sludge), about which there has been concern and much research.   He will outline what the compost user need to consider, including the concerns of heavy metals, chemicals, and pathogens in composts.
Russ Lanoie of Rural Home Tech and the other presenters will discuss the types of composts available locally. What compost is best for what use?  Samples of various compost products will be on display.
And there will be free door prizes – a subscription to BioCycle and bring a bucket for a free sample of earth life compost, as well as other different composts.
Be part of the solution.  Compost and use compost!  Learn more on May 23rd.  Contact Tin Mountain Conservation Center at 603-447-6991 to pre-register– or just show up.
Tin Mountain Nature Programs are open to the public and are sponsored inpart by L.L. Bean and the Evenor Armington Foundation. A donation of $3 per person, $5 per family is requested.  For more information on Tin Mountain log onto