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URI composting talk to highlight what’s good for your pile

Media Contact: Dave Lavallee, 401-874-5862

KINGSTON, R.I. -- April 14, 2006 -- Bob Rafka, University of Rhode Island soil scientist and Master Gardener will conduct a workshop Tuesday, April 18, on the science and chemistry driving certain compost processes.

The talk, “Advanced Topics in Composting,” is free and open to the public and will run from 6 to 8 p.m. in building 75 at URI’s East Farm, located off Route 108 in Kingston.

The program will help experienced composters who want to learn more about the science of what’s happening in the pile, as well as people who want new insight into the compost process.

Topics include:

• How certain marine products can increase the biological benefits of your compost

• Fate of heavy metals, pesticides and other troublemakers in your compost pile.

For questions, contact Tara Germond at 874-4453 or