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July 08, 2020

DIY Compost Bin Virtual Workshop Offered Tuesday, July 14 at 6 p.m., Hosted by ACUA and Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Atlantic County

Composting at home is a great way to turn food scraps like banana peels and coffee grounds into nutrient rich soil amendment for your garden, yard or houseplants. Composting reduces the amount of trash you send to the landfill and improves your soil and plant health for free. It’s an easy way to lighten your environmental impact.

A compost system can be as simple as a pile in your backyard, but most people choose to use a compost bin to contain and manage material in their backyard. There’s a wide variety of bins available to purchase, but you can also make your own bin with some basic tools, for a fraction of the cost. You don’t need to have any special construction skills either. The Atlantic County Master Composter Program, a partnership between ACUA and Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Atlantic County, will offer a virtual workshop on DIY Compost Bins on Tuesday, July 14 at 6 p.m.

The virtual workshop, led by Atlantic County Master Composter David Yeager, will cover how to build a variety of backyard compost bins from easy to find and recycled materials. Participants will get step-by-step instructions, as well as additional material, to reinforce what you learn after the workshop.

This workshop will provide participants a chance to ask questions about compost bins, as well as other composting questions. The workshop is free to attend, but registration is required. Go to acua.com/diycompostbin to sign up!



 
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