COMPOSTING Made Simple for Garden and Home Food-Waste

As part of our series of Beginning Gardener Workshops, Janet Lomastro, the doyenne of decomposition, will dig in the dirt once again to show you her unique and sensible 3-bin composting system, in Potsdam, NY.

You will leave with a very clear understanding of how to run the simplest, yet high-performing, compost pile with the least amount of effort involved. The group will be versed in the "makin', bakin' and takin'" of yard waste and food scraps, and will create a working pile that you can visit the next week to check on, to see how it's heating up! 

PHOTO CREDIT: Local Living Venture, first ever Composting Workshop (and only the second workshop ever coordinated by the LLV!) June 19, 2010.

A tour of Janet's wonderful riverside landscape garden is included.  This has been our consistently best workshop in terms of attendee evaluations and attendance. 

Reserve early!

Attendance is limited to 12 and it fills up!  RSVP is necessary due to limited session size.

There is a suggested donation of $17 general, $30 couple, $7 student to benefit Local Living Venture workshop creation.  Scholarships are available when you RSVP. 

Workshop income is the sole current source of support for our small, hardworking staff who are managed by full time volunteers.  Your contributions are much appreciated!   We are dedicated to sharing resourceful living skills with the community in symbiotic ways.

Email us at to RSVP for your spot -- include your phone number(s) and the number in your party -- and we will send you the location and directions as well as any other pertinent information.


Stay a little after noon for an added bonus -- Jeff Yette and his three kids from Parishville, NY will give  presentation on vermi-composting!  The Yette family will share the benefits of two different varieties of earthworms known for their composting capabilities as well as what they are fed and how to start and maintain the “bedding” for the worms. 


September 20th, 2014 10:00 AM   through   12:00 PM

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