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Lincoln professor giving workshops on home composting

Lincoln professor giving workshops on home composting

Potential fertilizer just wasting away?

April 11th, 2011 in News

Cooperative Extension associate professor Hwei-Yiing Johnson, right, distributes portable compost bins after a seminar Saturday morning at Lincoln University's Alan T. Busby Farm Compositing Facility. The large tank at left is used to compost food waste from the university campus.

Photo by News Tribune

It's a time-tested technique that's mentioned in the Bible and by Shakespeare. But despite being nearly as old as organic matter itself, many home gardeners and landscapers don't compost.

Hwei-Yiing Johnson hopes to change that.

Johnson, an associate professor at Lincoln University's Cooperative Extension, is conducting a trio of composting workshops this spring, with two remaining. They'll be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday and then on May 7. They are held at LU's Alan Busby composting facility, just south of Jefferson City off U.S. 54. The cost is $10.