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Seneca County CCE and STEPS partner to provide Composting Workshop

Composting comes in all shapes and sizes, can take intensive management or can be as simple as you want it to be. Sometimes, composting gets a bad rap…”It smells, attracts critters, looks messy.” If that describes your compost or composting experience, this workshop is for you. Looking to start composting at home? Already doing it, but want to learn more effective ways to manage it? Please join Mary Schwarz, Extension Support Specialist at Cornell Waste Management Institute, Cornell University and together we will uncover the science of composting as we turn unwanted spoils into nutritious soil. The workshop will take place on Thursday, June 9th from 6:30 to 8 pm at the Edith B. Ford Memorial Library, 7169 North Main Street in Ovid NY 14521. There is no charge but registration is requested by calling 315-539-9251, emailing seneca@cornell.edu, or visiting https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/Composting101_245 “With the spring and everyone starting their gardens, as well as interest in community gardens in the South End of the county, we thought it was a good time to remind everyone how easy composting is.” said Seneca Towns Engaging People for Solutions (STEPS) volunteer Jean Currie. “Seneca County CCE was happy to arrange for Mary to come and we hope that people will turn out to find out the information for the first time or get a refresher.” STEPS is a resident-driven neighborhood health improvement project for southern Seneca County. It works in collaboration with residents and community partners to implement ideas to improve the social determinants of community health. As such, the STEPS project focuses on the social, economic and environmental state of the neighborhood and how that effects individual and community health. It strives to provide residents with a variety of opportunities to engage in activities that lead to a healthier living environment and lifestyle. For nearly 100 years, Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension has served the people of the County, putting to practical use the scholarship and research of Cornell University and the national land grant system in the areas of agriculture and food systems sustainability; families, nutrition, health and safety (human ecology); youth development (4-H); environmental and natural resource enhancement; and community and economic vitality. The office is located at 308 Main Street Shop Centre in Waterloo and the telephone number is 315-539-9251.

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