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Posted on: April 12, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Rutgers Cooperative Extension Offers Workshop on Composting

Want to improve the quality of your soil and reduce your family’s impact on the environment at the same time? Come to the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Agricultural and Resource Management Division’s workshop, Better Backyard Composting, on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 (Rain date May 18th). This fourth installment of the "Gardening by the Seasons" 2016 workshop series will take place from 5:30 to 8p.m. at Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County, 355 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House, New Jersey. (Turn at the light at ACCC, make the first right). The building is handicapped accessible.

The class will be taught by Linda Conover, Rutgers Master Gardener for Cape May County and owner of Watershed Worm Farm. Participants will learn the process of composting, the science behind compost, why compost is good for your plants and the planet, and how to compost at home. Conover said, “Every back yard is better with a compost bin! The process of turning waste like yard debris, grass clippings and food scraps into rich, valuable compost for our plants and gardens can be fun and rewarding, but it can also be a challenge.” Several types of "bins" and composting methods will be on display at the workshop - find the one that works for you. Also, take home a sample of finished worm compost or starter "living" material to boost your compost bin.

This is a beginner class, therefore, no prior experience is required. Dinner will be served starting at 5:30p.m. and the presentation will follow at 6p.m. The fee for the workshop is $15 per person and pre-registration is required. Please contact Dana Tyndall, Agriculture Secretary, for more information or to register at 609-465-5115 ext. 607 or via email:

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County helps both youth and adults improve their knowledge and skills, enhance their quality of life, and resolve problems in areas of food, nutrition, health and wellness; food safety; agriculture; environmental and natural resource management; and youth development. This is accomplished through the use of science-based knowledge and university research. Rutgers Cooperative Extension is an education organization within the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and is an equal opportunity program provider and employer. Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County educational programs are offered to all without regard to race, religion, color, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

Contact: Jenny Carleo, Agricultural Agent, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County at 609-465-5115, x607 or at

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