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Aerated Static Pile Composting Demonstration Taos

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us for a workshop in Taos!

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. Participation from residents in Mora County, Taos County, or rural areas will be prioritized. The workshop will be taught by CJ Ames of the Quivira Coalition and by Trevor Ortiz of Reunity Resources.

The workshop is free, but limited to 30 participants. Lunch will be provided.

Questions about the workshop can go to CJ at cj.ames@quiviracoalition.org or at 505-393-1622.

Scholarships are Available for Compost Training! 
These training opportunities are offered to residents of Taos County, Mora County or rural residents.

Direct questions about scholarships to: Amy Larsen; carbonranch@quiviracoalition.org; (505) 820-2544

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
Regenerate 2022 Organic Amendments on Rangelands video
Regenerate 2022 – Erosion Control video


July 20
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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