Building a Compost Bin: Hands On!

Compost Bin

Have you been thinking of building a compost bin for your garden? There are different styles of compost bins. Over the many years I've been gardening, I've come up with a design that works well and is attractive.

It is very important to have compost for your flowers and vegetables. Compost contains elements that will provide your soil with nutrients for optimum plant growth. You can make your own compost or buy it. However, what you buy may not be a quality product. Making your own is the best way to go. Your compost bin will fill rapidly because there is a long list of organic matter that you can put into your compost bin.

I and other Master Gardeners will hold a basic compost bin building workshop on Saturday, September 28, 2013, from 1:00 until 4:00 pm, on my property at 1516 Randolph Road, Alfred Station. This will be a hands-on workshop during which participants will assist in building a compost bin which is 5' square and 4' high. The workshop will be limited to eight people.

To allow us to build a compost bin in three hours or less, the boards will be precut, so it will just be a matter of assembling them during the workshop.

Last fall, when I guided a group of people in building a compost bin, participants said they had a lot of fun. So, come to the workshop with your enthusiasm and your questions about composting.

To pre-register for the compost bin workshop, email Colleen Cavagna at cc746 [at] or call 585-268-7644 ext. 12. The fee for the workshop is $5.00 per person.

What: CCE Master Gardener Compost Bin Workshop – Hands On
When: September 28, 2013 (1:00 – 4:00)
Where: 1516 Randolph Road, Alfred Station
Instructors: Chester Galle, David Shaut, Linna Roemer

Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
1516 Randolph Road
Alfred Station, NY

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