Feeding Your Soil: Composting and Vermicomposting

Guest Lecture Series

Rhonda Sherman, Extension Solid Waste Specialist Horticultural Science – NC State Extension

Composting is the controlled decomposition of organic materials into a soil-like substance called compost. Organic materials, such as grass clippings, leaves, yard trimmings, food scraps, and non-recyclable paper products, can be composted at home in compost bins, piles, or worm bins. Home composting is an easy and economical way for individuals to convert their organic waste into a soil amendment that they can use to mulch landscaping, enhance plant growth, enrich topsoils, and provide other benefits to plants and soil. Learn why you should compost yard waste!

Cost: No charge for Friends of the NHC Arboretum members, otherwise $5.00.

Registration: Advance registration is required. Register online or call (910) 798-7660

Location: Education Center @ NHC Arboretum 6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington North Carolina 28403.

Parking: Free parking is available at the NHC Arboretum. We ask that you do not park along Bradley Drive.

Questions: Please call (910) 798 7660 for more information about this lecture.

Rhonda Sherman has been providing education and technical assistance on vermicomposting and composting at NC State University for 26 years. A leading authority on vermicomposting, she organizes an annual conference on large-scale vermicomposting that draws participants from all over the world. Rhonda gives about 40 presentations annually, has conducted countless training courses and workshops, and has a variety of publications on composting and vermicomposting. Her new book is The Worm Farmer’s Handbook.

May 18th, 2019 10:00 AM   through   12:30 PM
6206 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403
United States
Phone: 9107987671
Event Fee(s)
Friends of the Arboretum Member $ 0.00
Non Member $ 5.00

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