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Composting Workshop

Event Details

April 20, 2015 5:30 PM — April 20, 2015 7:30 PM
Location: Dubuque Rescue Mission
398 Main Street
Dubuque, IA, 52001
Contact Name: Laura Klavitter
Email: klavitte@iastate.edu
Phone: 5635836496
Website: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/dubuque/news/composting

Event Description

On Monday, April 20th, Dubuque Co. Extension and the Rescue Mission Gardens will be teaming up to host a hands-on workshop on how to successfully manage a compost system.   A healthy compost system requires the right proportions of carbon and nitrogen sources (the browns and greens), oxygen, water, and microorganisms to turn garden waste into rich, organic matter. This workshop will teach about a balanced compost system and how to use compost in the garden. Adding compost to the soil improves water retention, soil structure, and nutrient availability to the plants, and best yet, is FREE if practiced at home.

This workshop will have a hands-on composting activity and participants are advised to bring garden boots/shoes and gloves.

Date: Monday, April 20th

Time: 5:30pm
Location: Dubuque Rescue Mission
398 Main Street, Dubuque, IA 52001

Cost: $10 public/ Dubuque Master Gardeners FREE!

Registration for this workshop is $10 and pre-registration is preferred. All attendees will meet at the Dubuque Rescue Mission.  For car-pooling opportunities, please contact Laura Klavitter at 563-583-6496.

For questions, contact: Laura Klavitter at klavitte@iastate.edu