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Growing Literacy: ​​​​​​​Home-based (back yard) aerobic composting with Mark King Online


Please join us for our annual winter garden workshop series, Growing Literacy. This year we are proud to host 6 talks through collaboration with Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust, Growing to Give and Curtis Memorial Library. Two of these talks will be on local farms, three on Zoom and one in-person at Curtis Memorial Library. Bring your curiosity, questions and join us!

On Zoom - Home-based (backyard) Aerobic Composting with Mark King

Sunday, January 29th, 3-4:30pm


There are so many different ways to transform your household’s organic waste streams that choosing one can be overwhelming. How do you ensure you’re supporting healthy bacteria and fungi in your soil? Join Environmental Specialist and Director of Maine Compost School, Mark King, to learn about what he views to be the most effective and efficient composting methods for the home gardener. Bring your questions and leave equipped to deal with your waste and turn it into what you want. This event will be held online via Zoom.


Mark is originally from Winthrop, Maine and has been with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection since 1991. He holds a degree in biology from the University of Maine and a Masters in zoology from Southern Illinois University. Currently, Mark works as an Environmental Specialist in the Department’s Sustainability Division, where he serves as the Department’s compost contact. Additionally, he serves as the Department’s representative on the Maine Compost Team and helped develop the internationally renowned Maine Compost School where he serves as a faculty member and Director. Mark is currently working on a project to promote statewide composting as an alternative to landfill and incineration disposal.



Don't forget to attend the many other events in this series, including:

At CML - Sowing Native Seeds for the Community with Ellen Maling


Outside - Scalable No-Till Gardening: Prioritizing Soil Health for Better Yields with Theda Lyden and Carrie Asselin


Outside - Seed Starting and Greenhouse Tour at Whatley Farm with Ben Whatley and Anna Markow


On Zoom - Planting and Growing by the Lunar Calendar: The Biodynamic Approach to Growing Our Food with Barbara Shinn




Sunday, January 29, 2023
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
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Hazel Onsrud

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