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Composting Workshop

Modern Homesteading Series
A compost bin filled with vegetable and fruit scraps.
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Jackson County Extension Office, 402 Ava Rd., Murphysboro, IL 62966

Leftover scraps? Don't toss them, compost them!

Composting is beneficial for the environment as well as for you! Nutrient-rich soil can promote healthier plant growth and suppress plant disease. State Master Naturalist and Climate Change Specialist Duane Friend will lead the training to discuss the different methods of composting and how to utilize them on your homestead. Program highlights include:

  • Composting process
  • Carbon/Nitrogen ratio
  • What can be used vs. what should not be used in home compost
  • Methods of composting (bins, barrels, piles, etc.)
  • Managing the process (air, water, temperature)
  • Troubleshooting
  • Simple testing methods for compost use as a soil amendment

The free program is March 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Jackson County Extension office. Register by calling (618) 687-1727 or visit

Explore the Modern Homesteading Series
Gain the knowledge and hands-on guidance to help further hone your skills in the art of growing, raising, and preserving your own food through the modern homesteading series. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free and open to the public and will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the Jackson County Extension office at 402 Ava Rd. in Murphysboro. Learn more about the full series at

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