Composting Demonstration at Pioneer’s Park

10:00 am–11:00 am
Pioneer’s Park Nature Center
3201 S. Coddington Ave.
Lincoln NE 68522
Sarah Browning, 4024416747, sarah.browning@unl.edu
Learn how to successfully compost in your own backyard by attending a composting demonstration at Pioneers Park. Four programs will be offered this year, presented by Nebraska Extension Master Gardeners and sponsored by the City of Lincoln Solid Waste Recycling office.

“Composting is not difficult to do if you follow some basic guidelines”, says Sarah Browning, Nebraska Extension Educator, “but it’s important to understand what materials can be successfully decomposed in a backyard system and what materials to avoid.”

Backyard composting of landscape waste, including tree leaves and grass clippings, along with kitchen scraps such as coffee grounds and eggshells can significantly reduce the amount of home waste sent to Lincoln’s landfill.

Master Gardeners teach how to achieve a proper carbon:nitrogen ratio, or “green” materials vs. “brown” materials, and show you several types of structures that can be built or purchased for composting. You’ll learn how to construct a compost pile, and discuss basic troubleshooting if your compost pile is not breaking down as it should.

The demonstration will take place at the composting demonstration site, across the street to the south from the Pioneers Park Nature Center. Program begin at 10:00 a.m. This year’s programs will be offered on the following dates.

Saturday May 20
Saturday June 24
September 9
October 21

These programs are free and open to the public. At each program, two lucky participants will win either a composting thermometer or a composting bin. No reservation is required and anyone with an interest in composting is welcome to attend.

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