Published on 03/15/01

UGA Sets Compost Open House May 4

As part of Compost Awareness Week, the University of Georgia will host a Compost Open House at the Bioconversion Center May 4.

The open house is for community leaders, municipal solid waste directors, recycling coordinators or anyone interested in composting.

There will be displays on home composting, composting yard waste, municipal solid waste, food waste composting, agricultural by-products, construction and demolition recycling.

Hourly Miniworkshops

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the event will include hourly miniworkshops on home composting, poultry mortality composting, using compost for erosion control and compost facility design. There will be machinery demonstrations, too, including grinders and windrow turners.

So come. Ask the experts. Find out how composting can work for your garden, your community or your business. For more information, call Julia Gaskin at (706) 542-1401 or K.C. Das at (706) 542-8842.

Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.