Project Type: Enhanced State Grants
Funds awarded in 2016: $24,750.00
Projected End Date: 05/31/2018
Grant Recipient: University of Hawaii
University of Hawaii, TPSS
UH-CTAHR’s Cooperative Extension, Sustainable and Organic Agriculture Program (SOAP), and Western SARE welcome you to participate in a hands-on workshop about composting. Proper composting techniques is critical for creating organic matter that is in a form suitable and beneficial to commercial orchard crop systems. Organic matter is important for biotic ecosystems above and below the ground. During this hands-on workshop at Organic Matters Hawaii (OMH), participants will be exposed to a commercial composting facility. CTAHR and OMH presenters will explain about compost and mulch production as well as discuss different methods of composting. USDA NRCS will also talk about their conservation and cost-share programs. Participants will learn how to calculate the amount of “browns and greens” required for proper composting and create their own compost piles according to their calculations.
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This product is associated with the project "Deploying SOAP's Hot Shot Team to Identified Hot Spot Locations to Advance Susatinable and Organic Agriculture Practices in Hawaii"