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UDC Community Compost Training

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Bertie Backus Urban Food Hub

5171 South Dakota Ave NE

Washington, D.C 20017

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The cost of the compost training class is $100. Payment can be made before or at the time of the first class, by check or money order, made payable to the "University of the District of Columbia." Please put "3901J" in the memo line. Limited fee waivers are available for qualifying registrants.

The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), is starting a compost training class. Do you want to learn how to turn your food and yard waste into valuable soil, a process called composting? If yes, please join our compost training class.

The class will meet seven times for two and a half hours. Participants must attend all seven classes to complete this training. Upon the successful completion of all training classes and the passing of the final exam, a certificate will be issued.

What is compost?
Compost is organic material that can be added to soil to help plants grow. Making compost keeps your yard and food waste materials out of landfills where they take up space and release methane, a greenhouse gas.

Compost loosens clay soils and helps sandy soils retain water. Adding compost to soil improves its fertility and stimulates healthy root development in plants. The organic matter provided in compost provides food for microorganisms, which keeps the soil in a healthy, balanced condition.


EVENT DETAILS
Every Thursday
May 30 - July 18, 2019 (Except July 4th)

5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

LOCATION
Bertie Backus Urban Food Hub
5171 South Dakota Avenue, NE
Washington, D.C. 20017

CONTACT
Paula Avellan
paula.avellan@udc.edu
(202) 274-7128

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