Compost Under a Microscope with Springfield Compost Collective
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
This workshop will take a deep dive into the science behind compost including what is happening on a microscopic level. Attend to learn about the microorganisms that help create healthy soil! We will be joined Troy Hinke from Living Roots Compost Tea on behalf of Springfield Compost Collective for this virtual workshop.
HAVE YOUR SOIL OR COMPOST ANALYZED BY AN EXPERT UNDER A MICROSCOPE! Send in a sample today!
SECOND: Collect your compost or soil sample! An apple corer works well for soil samples. Only the top 4-5 inches are needed. Collect the drip zone of plants if vegetation is present. If taking a sample from a large bin or plot, be sure to collect small amounts from various random places, mix them together in a bucket, and pull out a small amount from that to send for sampling. Fill a sandwich-sized ziplock bag with two cups of the sample material.
THIRD: Mail to: Living Roots Compost Tea, PO Box 141 Oley, PA, 19547-0141
LASTLY: Email Troy at email@example.com to inform him to expect your sample by mail. In the email, please include what type of sample (soil or compost) and the desired crop(s) you wish to grow if applicable. If sending a compost sample, be sure to include a list of your feedstocks!
Questions about sending samples? Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org Questions about registering? Reach out to email@example.com
This work is supported by BFRDP grant 2019-49400-30461 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.