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Compost Demo Help Needed: June 21

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Hello Master Composters,

We are still in need of one or two MCs for the compost demo on June 21. Please let me know if this interests you or if other dates interest you.

Thank you. Nancy Kreith

Where: Garfield Park Conservatory's Demonstration Garden –300 North Central Park

When: One Saturday per month

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Provided by: University of Illinois Extension Cook County/Chicago Master Composters

2008 Demonstration Schedule:

June 21 – Building up that Heat in a Compost Bin

Learn how to activate your compost pile and build up some heat!

July 12 – Harvesting and Using Your Compost

Start harvesting that finished compost from spring. Learn how to use your compost as mulch and potting mix. Compost sifting will be demonstrated.

August 16 – Brew a Batch of Compost Tea

Join us in the shade for a spot of tea. Compost tea works wonders on your plants and applying it is a cinch. The process of brewing the tea is slightly more complex.

September 20 – Basics of Composting – County Fair*

Learn passive composting systems, such as, add- as- you- go, leaf composting and leaving cut grass behind. Compost Basics all day – bring you fruit and veggie scraps.

October 11 – Compost Bins and Winter Preparation

Get those bins ready for winter. Harvest your remaining compost and use it in the fall. Remember to shred or cut large stems and branches into small pieces.

*Special Event - On-going demonstrations will last 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Nancy Kreith
Extension Program Coordinator
University of Illinois Extension
3807 W. 111th Street
Chicago, IL. 60655
office: 773.233.0476
fax: 773.233.0910
cell: 708.567.6101

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