Aerated Static Compost Pile Demonstration – CANCELLED
March 21 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER, WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR JUNE
Details to be announced
Learn how to build a no-turn, aerated static pile compost system
Divert manure, food, and green waste from the landfill and transform it into a valuable soil amendment. Aerated Static Pile (ASP) composting is a no-turn process that uses the naturally occurring microbial population in the feedstocks along with the appropriate oxygen supply and moisture to rapidly mature and age the organic waste into a valuable soil amendment. ASP is a useful method for agriculture producers or rural area residents who want to dispose of organic waste without taking it to the landfill. Participants will learn general principles of composting, uses of compost in agricultural systems, and will learn how to set up an ASP on site from expert composters from Reunity Resources in Santa Fe.
This workshop will take place in Ocate, NM, north of Las Vegas. The majority of the workshop will be held outside, so be prepared for inclement weather.
This workshop is FREE & limited to 25 participants. Participation from residents in Mora County, Taos County, or rural areas will be prioritized. Refreshments provided and participants should bring a lunch.The workshop will be taught by Amy Larsen and Janet Garcia of the Quivira Coalition and by Trevor Ortiz of Reunity Resources.
Contact Amy Larson at [email protected]/(505) 820-2544 with any questions.
Scholarships are Available for Compost Training!
- NMED Compost Facility Operator Training & Certification – NM Environment Dept. Solid Waste Bureau is the state regulatory agency responsible for training and certifying any composting/recycling operation including county solid waste facilities, or where the operation’s focus is in selling compost.
- Attendance at NM Recycling Coalition Annual Conference – NM Recycling Coalition hosts an annual conference where compost and recycling operations and stakeholders involved in solid waste management can meet and learn together.
Direct questions about scholarships to: Amy Larsen; [email protected]; (505) 820-2544
Stay tuned for similar workshops in Taos and Santa Fe this summer!
For more detailed information on composting and soil health, please reference our Technical Guides and videos:
Rural Dryland Composting publication
Soil Health Workbook
Introduction to Aerated Static Pile Composting video
Worm and Aerated Static Pile Composting in Rural Drylands video