Backyard Composting- Fall 2021

Horn Farm and the York County Solid Waste Authority partner to offer a hands-on composting workshop at the farm!

In partnership with the York County Solid Waste Authority, the Horn Farm Center is offering “Backyard Composting” a comprehensive, skill-building workshop that emphasizes affordability and simplicity. Each participant, no matter their level of knowledge or experience, will leave with the understanding and confidence to start producing their own compost at home. This is a hands-on workshop and will include plenty of time during the process to ask as many questions as necessary.

compost bin in farm field

The class will first choose a site for a new compost pile and construct a bin. The low-cost bin utilizes welded wire fencing that creates a 3×3 cylinder. Participants will add leaves and kitchen scraps (and/or whatever materials are readily available and appropriate) in layers just as they would at home. Participants will also get the chance to turn/mix/flip a pile that is pre-existing and see an active pile that is late in the decompositional process. We will discuss ways in which we can utilize our finished compost, vermicomposting, mulching methods, and grasscycling or ways to reduce yard waste.

Each participant will leave with their own 12 foot roll of welded wire that can be set up and utilized immediately, a composting brochure that highlights details that were covered in the class, and hopefully an appreciation for the natural process we call decomposition.

Health and Safety

The Horn Farm Center is offering on-site educational programming with some modifications due to COVID-19. Multiple hand sanitizer stations are available. We will adjust as needed as time passes and things change.

In order to ensure the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff, participant expectations are as follows:

  • Participants are required to bring a mask and wear it when indoors, unless you are fully vaccinated. 
  • Do not attend if sick or recovering.

*Registration closes October 14, 2021.

*All programs are subject to change based on unforeseen circumstances including inclement weather. Participants will receive an email and phone call if there are any program changes or cancellations.  

*Parking is along the field above the farmhouse. Meet on the farmhouse lawn.

When
October 16th, 2021 10:00 AM through 12:00 PM
Location
4945 Horn Road
York, PA 17406
United States
Contact
Phone: (717) 757-6441
Event Fee(s)
Backyard Composting $ 25.00