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Examines ecological, physical and chemical principles, the practical management of the composting process, and benefits of using compost in plant and soil ecosystems. Prerequisite: Three credits in basic biological or ecological science or Instructor permission. Alternate years.
Lynn Fang ()
Dates: July 14 - August 8, 2014; Location: The Catamount Educational Farm at the UVM Horticultural Research Center. Fee: $175; Days & Times: Tuesday, Thursday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Examine the role of composting in waste management, soil health, climate change, and regenerative food systems. Gain a firm understanding of the ecological, physical and chemical principles of composting, and develop skill sets in site identification and design, feedstock analysis, recipe development, pile monitoring, management and process control, and facility management. Prerequisite: Three credits in basic biological or ecological science or Instructor permission.
Attendance to all classes and field trips, participation in class, completion of all assignments and final project.
Attendance and participation, assignments, final project and presentation. Written evaluations will be given out.
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