Community garden to present home composting program May 18

May 8, 2024

Lewes Community Garden will host a free program on home composting and recycling at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, May 18, at 366 Park Road in Great Marsh Park near the Lewes Unleashed Dog Park and the University of Delaware campus.

“Did you know that 25% of what Delawareans send to the landfill is food waste? Or that food waste in landfills produces methane, a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide? Instead of throwing away your food scraps, compost them and make nutrient-rich, organic, and free fertilizer for your plants and yard,” said Brigid Gregory from the Delaware Community Composting Initiative.

As guest speaker, Gregory will provide a beginner’s guide to backyard composting. She will also discuss vermicomposting, aka worm composting, and the DCCI community composting program. She will share tips and tricks for managing compost piles to prevent any pests or odors, as well as advice on explaining the benefits of composting to neighbors and HOAs. She will also discuss Plastic Free Delaware's other programs and how Delawareans can reduce their overall waste and dependence on plastic.

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