BernCo offers composting classes to benefit environment

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – All it requires is water, air, nitrogen, carbon and a little time.

Composting, the act of recycling decomposed organic matter and turning it into fertilizer, is beneficial to the environment and can be done by just about anyone.

Rye Bailey, Bernalillo County Extension Master Composter, joined KRQE’s This Morning to demonstrate easy ways to compost at home.

Successful production of humus, the end product of composting, requires only water, air, nitrogen, carbon, and time. With our Southwestern climate, controlling the evaporation is the biggest challenge.

It’s easy to use things around the house to make composting easier, such as dryer lint, lettuce scraps, coffee grounds, and even pet hair. Also, thick sticks or pinecones will help to create ventilation that is needed for the humus to occur.

The Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters are offering classes and information to those who are interested.

For more information, visit their website.

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