St. Louis Composting Draws Big Crowd

During Compost Awareness Week In May

St. Louis Composting encouraged gardeners from across the bi-state area to join in celebrating International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW), on May 11 at their 3rd Annual “Give Compost a GROW at Home” workshop! The 2013 ICAW theme was “Compost… Nature’s Way to Grow!” and planned activities spanned the globe with events scheduled across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Europe and Australia.

Participants in the workshop (right) learned all about compost and its benefits from the experts – including alternative composting methods and options – and how to start your own compost pile. Roy Gross and Ashley Bement of St. Louis Composting (top photo) gave the inside scoop on composting at home and composting St. Louis Composting style and Kat Golden from the Missouri Botanical Gardens Earthways Center spoke about vermicomposting and Bokashi – a great method for apartment composters! In addition to learning about how to compost, Rob Carrothers (above right) with Filtrex educated participants on how to use compost to grow their plants in GardenSoxx’s, a weed-free, disease-free, no tilling grow system for fruits, flowers and vegetables.

With over 200 participants in this year’s workshop, St. Louis Composting is already brainstorming to make ICAW even better and bigger for the St. Louis area in 2014!

For more information about compost, visit www.stlcompost.com.