Composting made simple in Potsdam on Saturday
Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 5:33 pm

POTSDAM -- The Local Living Venture (LLV) workshop "Garden and Home Food-Waste Composting Made Simple" is June 21 at the home of volunteer workshop presenter Janet Lomastro.

The event is at 10 a.m., reservations only.

Creating a working compost pile with a yield of rich black soil at the end of their efforts can be an absolute mystery or, worse yet, a frustration that leads to abandoning the pile altogether. This is a hands-on workshop designed to help solve the problems faced by many would-be composting households.

Attendees will leave with a very clear understanding of how to run the simplest, high-performing compost pile with the least amount of effort involved.

A tour of Janet's perennial garden landscape is included, showing the uses of homemade compost for edibles, ornamentals and traditional medicinal plants in the home garden. There will be a special presentation by the Yette family of Parishville on how to set up a home worm bin (vermicomposting), immediately following the regular workshop.

Attendance is limited to 12 and a reservation is necessary to receive the exact workshop location. There will be a "wait list" for cancellations once the workshop fills up.

There is a suggested donation of $15, $5 student, with scholarships available upon request.

Contact 347-4223 or LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com with an email and phone number to RSVP for the exact location and what to wear/bring.