|Composting Class, Kristin Smith Whitley County Horticulturist
|Composting Class in the Henderson Settlement Library . Lois, Catherine and Bud.
We were glad to have Kristin back with us to teach a class on Composting.
Kristin discussed how to compost from garbage to garden, giving examples of materials that can be used and not used in composting.
What to Compost What not to Compost
Grass Clippings Dairy Products
Leaves Human & Pet feces
Non-woody plant Clippings(weeds) Bones
Straw (Not hay because of seeds) Whole Eggs
Manure (Cow, horse, Chicken) Meats
Coffee grounds Breads
Several of the gardeners are interested in using barrels to make compost bins, especially those with small gardens or raised beds. Kristin encouraged the gardeners to choose a lobor saving site for their compost bins, because if the bins are placed in an inconvent place, odds are good that you won’t remember to place materials in the compost.
For those who have more space for a compost bin, she suggested using wood pallets to build a larger compost bin.