Anyone Can Compost: Approaches to Home Composting that Work for You

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Learn how you can save water, reduce pollution, and improve your landscape when you turn garden waste and food scraps into “black gold” at home. Master Gardener and Composter Alice Ely can teach anyone to compost by sharing different approaches that fit your bandwidth and lifestyle. This talk will be useful to compost newbies, practicing composters who want to up their compost skills, and any gardener who wishes to learn more to convert others to the joy of composting.

This program is co-sponsored by the Library, Planet New Canaan, and the New Canaan Conservation Commission. (Note that New Canaan residents may purchase an annual pass for the Transfer Station to bring their food waste for industrial composting--including fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, bones, dairy, and coffee grinds. At the Transfer Station, the collected waste can be dumped directly into the designated bin or can be dropped off in compostable BPI-certified bags.)

Speaker Bio:

Alice Ely is a garden coach, the garden education chair at Wakeman Town Farm, one of the organizers of Westport's Pollinator Pathway, a UConn Advanced Master Gardener, and a UConn Master Composter. She has also recently been named the Monarch Watch conservation specialist for the Northeast. Alice considers compost to be the "secret sauce" behind all her garden endeavors, and looks forward to sharing her composting passion with attendees.