Start: February 25, 2020 7:00 pm
End: February 25, 2020 9:00 pm

Venue: Herman Prior Activity Centre - Crocus Room
40 Royal Rd N Portage la Prairie MB R1N 1V1
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Accessibility: For questions about accessibility and accommodations, please call the Herman Prior Centre at 204-857-6951






Free public presentation on the basics of backyard composting!

Are you new to composting? Maybe you’ve composted for a while but feel like you’re stabbing in the dark and want some reassurance. Or maybe you’ve heard about composting and just want to get some more information before you commit to it.
If so, come out to our FREE public presentation for the down-low on how to compost at home: it’s easy, and worth it!

The presentation will cover the following topics:

  • what is composting?
  • why composting is important
  • compost bin selection and where to locate your bins
  • what you can and cannot put in your compost bin
  • how to maintain your bins (layering greens and browns, turning/aerating the pile/moisture content)
  • composting in winter
  • common problems and solutions
  • when is the compost finished and ready to harvest?
  • how to use your finished compost

This presentation is hosted by Gardening Portage. Pre-registration by emailing or by calling 204-857-6598 is recommended.

Can’t make it to this presentation, but interested for the future? Go here to fill out an email notification form so we can let you know of future presentations.

Did you know that adding organics to the landfill produces methane, a greenhouse gas 25x more powerful than carbon dioxide? By composting, you can produce rich garden fertilizer for free at home, and help save the planet to boot!

This English-language presentation is an hour and a half, and will feature time for your questions.

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