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Sustainable Gardens Series - Composting: the Breakdown - Shared screen with speaker view
Holly Rickett
30:34
Is there class material on the website we need to access for this class? Looking now but not sure if I see anything. Just didn’t want to miss anything!
Tim H.
33:25
Are there any incentive for restaurants to compost?
Nicole Avendaño, she/her, Pierce County Environmental Educator
34:42
I will post the link to the class materials here shortly!
Holly Rickett
35:09
Thanks!!
Nicole Avendaño, she/her, Pierce County Environmental Educator
35:49
Yard Waste: https://www.piercecountywa.gov/3137/Yard-Waste
Nicole Avendaño, she/her, Pierce County Environmental Educator
38:11
Class Materials: https://www.piercecountywa.gov/6823/Sustainable-Solutions-Class-Materials
Caroline
38:22
Are there compost bins available to purchase that do not involve worms?
Jessica
39:30
so impressive!
Nicole Avendaño, she/her, Pierce County Environmental Educator
39:45
Sorry for the late response, Tim. But that's a great question! I don't think there are any incentives at this moment.
Betsy
40:18
@Caroline- I have used this bin before, it worked great with no worms! https://www.amazon.com/Redmon-Green-Culture-65-Gallon-Compost/dp/B003HOR8BK/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=compost+bins&qid=1620177484&sr=8-9
Nicole Avendaño, she/her, Pierce County Environmental Educator
40:31
Caroline--yes! There are sooo many composting options. The bin I used to use is a tumbler.
Caroline
41:18
Thank you Nicole and Betsy
rsluc
41:37
these handouts are on your website?
Sherry Riesner
41:52
Grass ClippingsLeavesBrushBranches
Sherry Riesner
44:05
I'm excited to hear we can include fruits/veggie scraps/leftovers, BUT, for those of us with Lemay trash/yard waste service, this is what they say they do collect on their website https://www.lemaypiercecountyrefuse.com/residential-servicesGrass ClippingsLeavesBrushBranchesDo you have any insights into what Lemay will actually currently collect?
Elizabeth C
45:10
There is no green bin at my apartments:(
Jessica
45:53
honestly 50/50 with compost for garden and reducing garbage
Payton Fergusson Payton Fergusson
46:07
Yes
Betsy
46:09
@ Jessica- Yes! I would have picked all of those options!
Nicole Avendaño, she/her, Pierce County Environmental Educator
48:07
Great question, Sherry! We can ask Mary when she gets to that part :)
Sherry Riesner
51:57
Also-many of us in Pierce need to be careful of Asarco pollution in our soil - would need raised beds with clean soil if we want to grow anything EDIBLE. My soil in Steilacoom I had tested & was told yes we should do this on our property. Nicole/Mary - would you like to share if there is still free soil testing for anyone who would like to have it done, and who they should contact...
Holly Rickett
01:00:08
That’s so cool!!
Nicole Avendaño, she/her, Pierce County Environmental Educator
01:00:40
Agree! Fermentation gives us some pretty great stuff. Kombucha, pickles...
Tiffani Werre
01:01:13
How far down to you dig the hole?
Nicole Avendaño, she/her, Pierce County Environmental Educator
01:02:32
in a homemade one, you want to dig a hole about 15 inches deep
Unnikrishnan Varier
01:03:42
What kind of cardboard? Is it contaminating?
Nicole Avendaño, she/her, Pierce County Environmental Educator
01:05:02
Vermicomposting is my favorite :)
Michael Ehl
01:06:57
when you use the compost, how to separate the worms? or do you have to purchase new worms with each composting effort?
Nicole Avendaño, she/her, Pierce County Environmental Educator
01:09:00
Compost bin plans and all things composting: https://www.piercecountywa.gov/compost
Nicole Avendaño, she/her, Pierce County Environmental Educator
01:11:27
Our next class will talk just about vermicomposting! Ryan will talk about different ways to sort the worms from the finished compost. But you should not have to purchase new worms if you can keep them alive!
Mel-iPhone-7
01:11:49
Wow! Learning so much! I need some worms! :)
Elizabeth C
01:13:12
Are there any drop off areas for those of us who live in small spaces?
Racheal
01:13:21
If we can't make the vermicomposting class can we watch a recording of it later?
Radha Huddleston
01:14:44
PCC accepts compost for commercial.
Nicole Avendaño, she/her, Pierce County Environmental Educator
01:14:58
Yes! If you have registered for the class, we will send the recording the day after :)
Racheal
01:23:10
will you post the link for the vermicompost class?
Holly Rickett
01:27:17
Can I put used tea bags in the yardwaste?
Sherry Riesner
01:28:29
I found the link to Dirt Alert - it is through county Health Dept. https://www.tpchd.org/healthy-homes/dirt-alert-tacoma-smelter-plume
Nicole Avendaño, she/her, Pierce County Environmental Educator
01:30:53
Here is where you can register for the following classes: https://www.cognitoforms.com/PierceCountyPlanningPublicWorks/SustainableGardensSpring2021
Tara Long
01:31:25
What can you do with the moss from leaf mold?
Mel-iPhone-7
01:32:34
How do you dispose of mulch?
Racheal
01:36:30
can you put food scraps in your compost if you keep it in a closed bin?
Lisa
01:36:43
At what point does my fresh grass clippings go from being a nitrogen source to a carbon source?
Jessica
01:37:43
@Racheal yes you can
Nicole Avendaño, she/her, Pierce County Environmental Educator
01:38:05
Fresh grass clippings will always be a nitrogen source. If you want them to be a carbon source, you'll want to dry them out to the point that they're yellow/brown.
Nicole Avendaño, she/her, Pierce County Environmental Educator
01:39:16
Yes you can, Racheal! Thanks Jessica :)
Abbie
01:39:17
can you put coffee grounds in compost? I read they kill earthworms?
Caroline
01:41:25
How often do you turn it and can garbage cans be used
Nicole Avendaño, she/her, Pierce County Environmental Educator
01:41:30
Yes you can! Though you don't want to overwhelm your system with coffee grounds. If you're using a worm bin, you really want to limit how much you put in there. But we'll ask Mary too!
Sherry Riesner
01:44:50
For tumblers or other food composting, I notice slugs like to go in there... do we need to avoid citrus or anything that are not healthy for the digesting critters?
Nicole Avendaño, she/her, Pierce County Environmental Educator
01:45:40
Class Evaluation: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6325477/Sustainable-Gardens-Class-Eval
Betsy
01:46:19
Thank you! This was great!