UMaine Extension to host a composting basics workshop at Tidewater Farm on May 1

Falmouth, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host a Basics of Composting Workshop on Wednesday, May 1, from 5 – 7 p.m. at the UMaine Gardens at Tidewater Farm, 200 Presumpscot Point Road, Falmouth.

Aimed at those interested in turning food scraps and waste into nourishment for plants, this event will cover the basics of composting.Topics covered in the workshop include advantages of different compost feedstocks, best practices to build and maintain a healthy compost pile, and horticultural uses of finished compost. Participants will also learn about different small-scale composting set-ups, from bins to lobster traps to tumblers. By the end of the workshop, attendees should be able to compost wherever they live, whether it’s a farm, apartment or community garden.

Space is limited. Registration is required at the event webpage. Program fee is offered on a sliding scale, $5-$15. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, visit the program website or contact Pamela Hargest,, 207.949.4524.

University of Maine Cooperative Extension

As a trusted resource for over 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension seeks to build thriving communities and grow the food-based economy, focusing on aspects from production and processing to nutrition, food safety and food security. Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H which offers hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and civic engagement and creates a positive environment where participants are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles.