Workshop teaches basics of home composting

CLARKSTON, WA - A number of LC Valley residents were educated Thursday evening on the basics of home composting.

The congregation gathered at the Walla Walla Community College where they learned a number of fancy tips on what can go into compost, how it can be made and where it can be used.

Retired manager of the WSU Composting facility and a member of the Washington Organic Recycling Council, Dan Caldwell, coached attendees on the cycle of growth and decay.

"People are really concerned in the Valley abut building their own compost and making their own gardens and their own ground fertile," said Asotin County Compost Coordinator Dan Caldwell. "They can do that by making these products."

The work shop aims to teach the public how the decomposition of organic matter is suitable for soil and plant life uses. Composting can replace or supplement the use of commercial fertilizers by homeowners and is an effective method for recycling waste by diverting it from the solid waste stream and landfills.

If your interested in finding out more about home composting, visit the Asotin County Home Composting Web Site at