Date & Time: Sat, Oct 03, 2020 from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


1331 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60606

Fee: $5.00

Last day for Internet registration: Oct 2, 2020 at 11:59pm<br> Register

Age Range: All Ages

Categories: Nature Night Out in the Parks


Compost is a rich (and mostly free) source of organic matter and nutrients for your garden, but composting in a community garden can be challenging. Mismanaged and poorly-constructed bins can provide nesting spaces for rodents, emit odors, and facilitate the spread of weeds and plant diseases. Well-managed compost can divert waste from landfills and enrich your soil by attracting beneficial bacteria, fungi, and macroorganisms to otherwise lifeless soil in typical raised beds.

In this demonstration, we'll go over the basics for:

1. selecting a pre-made outdoor compost bin or constructing your own
2. pest-proofing your bin
3. going beyond ‘greens and browns’ to ensure trouble-free compost
4. working with garden members, volunteers, and neighbors to effectively manage bins
5. harvesting and using your compost
6. complying with the City of Chicago’s compost ordinance for community gardens, including registration with the Department of Public Health and documentation strategies.

Please note: Masks must be worn and social-distancing must be observed for this outdoor class. Capacity is capped at nine people. A virtual class will also be offered, information is available here: Composting in the Urban Community Garden at Online.
Add to Calendar 2020-10-03 10:00:00 2020-10-03 11:30:00 Composting in the Urban Community Garden at Skinner Skinner (Mark) Park Chicago Park District America/Chicago public