Learn to 'Compost at Home' July 19

Heat and rain have made jungles of our yards and gardens, and it’s hard to keep up with the mowing and weeding. But yard waste and clippings can be turned into great compost with a few easy steps. The Fond du Lac Public Library will offer a free class, “Composting at Home” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 19.

Local experts David Demezas, of UW-FDL, and Sarah Everson, of Compost Joe’s, will talk about how to compost with kitchen scraps, yard waste and trimmings. They’ll discuss what can and cannot be used as compost and offer suggestions on how to set up composting areas or make composting bins.

Demezas, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Biology at UW-Fond du Lac, teaching biology, bacteriology, human environmental biology and botany. He is an active gardener and has composted at home over the years. His research interests are in plant-microbe interactions and microbiology of dairy anaerobic digesters.

Everson is co-owner and manager of Compost Joe’s, a commercial compost facility based in Van Dyne. She grew up in Fond du Lac, and regularly teaches classes on composting. Compost Joe’s was founded in 2008 and sells compost and composting tools. It is a dump site for residential yard and leaf waste and has landfill diversion projects.

The class is free and open to the public. No registration necessary.

For more information, visit the Calendar or call the library’s Help Desk at (920) 929-7080, ext. 131.

 

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