LEARN HOW TO MAKE COMPOST
This will be a balance of straight video lecture and hands-on work with thermal, worm, and static composts. This will include choosing which types of Compost to use, different types of starting materials, temperatures required, turning regimes, aeration and will include monitoring of bacteria, fungi, protozoa, nematodes, and microarthropods. Learn how to select the proper fungal:bacterial ratios that will give your plants the proper biology they need to thrive.
8 Recorded Video Webinars
9 Audio Recordings
133 Pages of Video Transcripts
69 Video Slides
9 Quizzes & Feedback
How can you tell when something labeled compost is not actually compost? The difference between good compost which will benefit plants and reduced waste which often harms plants, will be discussed and demonstrated. These classes will show you how to make biologically rich compost. One of the biggest mistakes people make when building a compost pile is not understanding what controls temperature in compost piles. Learn how to manage the making of compost so turning (thermal piles) is minimized, worm-compost bins don’t grow flies and annoying pests, and you can always end up with the type of biology your desired plants need to thrive.
- What Starting Materials Are Needed and Why?
- The Difference Between Good Compost and Reduced Waste
- How To Make Biologically Rich Compost
- Which Biology for What Plants?
These intensive classes are for farmers, landscapers, ranchers, creators and distributors of agricultural products, waste management professionals, soil and garden enthusiasts of all types, and anyone who touches the earth. Simply put, this information needs to be central to any effort to do sustainable agriculture.
You will be able to access video sessions and recorded webinars for up to one year from the date of purchase. You will be able to view the approximately 45 minute video sessions at your convenience. There are no set times for the sessions. The classes are self-paced.
There will be transcripts and slides for each video that you can download and view as you are taking your quizzes. In addition, the recorded webinars will be available to you during this year to view. The videos and webinars may not be downloaded, but you can view and review them as many times as you like throughout the year. You are welcome to download the other materials to keep with you forever for reference – video text, video slides, quizzes and feedback, and audio recordings.
There will be Certificates of Completion issued at the end of the class for all who receive an average score of 70% or higher across all the quizzes.