Presentation by Lee Reich (MS, PhD, researcher in soil and plants for the USDA and Cornell University, decade-long composter, and farmdener*):

Learn the why and the how of making a compost that grows healthy and nutritious plants, everything from designing an enclosure to what to add (and what not to add) to what can go wrong (and how to right it). Don’t bother stuffing old tomato stalks, grass clippings, and leaves into plastic bags; just compost them! The same goes for kitchen waste. Learn what free materials are available for composting. “Bring” your questions about this important topic.

Also covered will be the best ways to use your “gourmet compost.” Good compost is fundamental to good gardening; it put the “organic” into organic gardening, making healthy soil and healthy plants.

Whether your interest is to produce a material that’s good for your garden or to recycle kitchen and garden waste, this workshop will teach you all you need to know to make good compost.

Space for this workshop/webinar is limited so registration is necessary. Sign up soon to assure yourself a space.

Date: September 23, 2020 
Time: 7-8:30 pm EST
Cost: $35

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

*A farmdener is more than a gardener and less than a farmer.

Smelling compost


  1. linda
    Posted September 1, 2020 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    how much damage is done to vegetable garden soil if someone puts mouse bait on the garden soil and it rains and stays there for a few weeks. can it be taken up by the roots of plants and is it toxic to people that ingest the vegetables.

    • Posted September 3, 2020 at 10:07 am | Permalink

      It depends on the mouse bait. Different baits have different poisons.

      • linda
        Posted September 4, 2020 at 6:58 am | Permalink

        Thank you for your reply. I did not see the box but was told it was toxic to children and pets and small mamals and birds.bromadiolone is the one ingredient that I know was in the poisen
        Thank you

        • Posted September 6, 2020 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

          I would do a web search for info about bromadiolone. Even if it is toxic to Children, pets, and small mammals, it may not be taken up by plants, probably not, in my opinion.

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