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Compost Workshop – Weeds to Compost

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Compost Workshop – Weeds to Compost

Time: November 24, 2012 from 10:30am to 12pm
Location: Desert Marigold School
Street: 6210 South 28th Street
City/Town: Phoenix, AZ 85042
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Event Type: class, hands-on
Organized By: Christopher Henggeler
Latest Activity: Nov 24, 2012

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Event Description

Instructor: "Farmer" Tony Robson

This is a hands on workshop in learning how to layer a windrow compost pile from organic material. Using biodynamic gardening principals of sustainability, you will create a compost pile using three primary ingredients:
water, weeds, and dried yard waste. In our dry hot desert climate the efforts of this labor creates the building blocks that turns dirt to soil. This can be done on a small or large scale, your back yard or on a farm.

Principles of Composting

  • Thermophilic micro organisms and anaerobic breakdown
  • Layering of ingredients
  • Construction
  • Application


  • Constructing a Windrow Compost pile
  • Working with finished compost

Note: Materials will be supplied including hand out.

Please sign in with the volunteers at the door.

$15 fee is payable with cash or check. (Make checks out to  Valley Permaculture Alliance).

Please park in the large parking lot off of 28th St. on your right.

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Comment by Volunteer Manager on October 29, 2012 at 10:29am

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