Love your compost!

Love your compost!


Compost w/ Confidence

  • Saturday, June 24, 2017, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Saturday, July 29, 2017, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Saturday, August 26, 2017, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Saturday, September 23, 2017, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Saturday, October 21, 2017, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Local composting experts provide information and give hands-on demonstrations to help you set up and manage a compost system in any setting! Each class of this FREE series covers composting basics, and a different focal topic is addressed each month (see below) to help you address any compost issue you may encounter. Stop by for one or all classes, and bring your composting questions!

Monthly Topics:

  • June 24 - "Getting Started" - Covers how to set up and manage a compost bin
  • July 29 - "Troubleshooting Your Bin" - Covers what could go wrong and how to prevent / remedy the situation
  • August 26- "Is it done? & Compost Uses" - How do you know when your compost is ready to use? And if it is ready, what are some of the ways that we suggest using it
  • September 23 - "Indoor Composting" - How to maintain an indoor bin using a double bin ("stealth") system
  • October 21 - "Winter Composting" - How to extend the composting season well into the cold months and the preparations necessary to ensure successful composting over the winter

Location: Compost Demonstration site is on the 'railroad side' of the the Ithaca Community Gardens, outside the fence. The Ithaca Community Gardens is on Carpenter off the 3rd St Extension (on the way to the Ithaca Farmers Market).

*Registration each Compost with Confidence class is not required, but helpful for our planning. To register online, please click on the link below (Learn More). You may also call Cooperative Extension during businesses hours to register (607) 272-2292 or with questions.



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Ithaca Community Gardens
Carpenter Circle at 3rd Street near Ithaca Farmers' Market
Ithaca, New York 14850