Beginning Home Composting

Schedule and Location

Thornhill Education Center

Spring 2019

Thursday, June 13, 2019, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
 

Summer 2019

Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Fees and Registration

$29.00 member
$34.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)

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BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course Description

Discover the basics of backyard composting and composting with worms. Compost is that dark crumbly material—the result of decomposed organic materials—that improves the structure and texture of the soil enabling it to better retain nutrients, moisture, and air around plant roots.  You can buy it in bags, but it’s easy and cheaper to make your own. Learn how to turn yard waste and kitchen scraps into wonderfully rich, free compost—black gold for your garden. 

 

A compost bin and garden tools

Course number

H702

Instructor

Sharon Yiesla

Sharon Yiesla is a horticulturist of 30 plus years.  She has a B.S. in horticulture from Purdue and an M.S. from University of Illinois.  She has worked with University Extension in Missouri and with University of Illinois Extension and is currently the plant Knowledge specialist at The Morton Arboretum.

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