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The Science of Compost: How to Create Super Soil

2024-03-12 11:30:00 2024-03-12 13:00:00 America/Chicago The Science of Compost: How to Create Super Soil Backyard composters, gardeners and plant enthusiasts will find lots to take away from this Mizzou Botanic Garden brown bag seminar about the science behind how compost is key to soil health. Brenda Peculis, a City of Columbia compost ambassador, will dig into the micro-organisms and thermal phases that produce this essential soil amendment and discuss how to optimize the process.  Adults. Columbia Public Library - Friends Room

Tuesday, March 12
11:30am - 1:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-03-12 11:30:00 2024-03-12 13:00:00 America/Chicago The Science of Compost: How to Create Super Soil Backyard composters, gardeners and plant enthusiasts will find lots to take away from this Mizzou Botanic Garden brown bag seminar about the science behind how compost is key to soil health. Brenda Peculis, a City of Columbia compost ambassador, will dig into the micro-organisms and thermal phases that produce this essential soil amendment and discuss how to optimize the process.  Adults. Columbia Public Library - Friends Room

Backyard composters, gardeners and plant enthusiasts will find lots to take away from this Mizzou Botanic Garden brown bag seminar about the science behind how compost is key to soil health. Brenda Peculis, a City of Columbia compost ambassador, will dig into the micro-organisms and thermal phases that produce this essential soil amendment and discuss how to optimize the process.  Adults.

Backyard composters, gardeners and plant enthusiasts will find lots to take away from this Mizzou Botanic Garden brown bag seminar about the science behind how compost is key to soil health. Good compost unlocks soil nutrients; helps fight soil-borne pests and plant diseases; and enhances water conservation — while also diverting organics from our landfills. Brenda Peculis, a City of Columbia compost ambassador, will dig into the micro-organisms and thermal phases that produce this essential soil amendment, and discuss how to optimize the process. 

Brenda Peculis is an emeritus faculty member with the University of Missouri Department of Biochemistry. She loves to lead composting workshops, in part because she appreciates the biology and biochemistry of compost.

Adults.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | General | Featured |

TAGS: | Science | Nature | Co-sponsored |

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