Seasonal Fluctuations of Compost with Rodale Institute, Corona Tools

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Mon, Dec, 08, 2014 @ 10:12 AM

RI CompostThermometer 12 8 14 resized 600Everyone is agreed, natural compost is the ideal soil additive for garden and landscape. This time of year, there are piles of leaves on the ground and lots of green plant matter that needs cutting back and cleaning up, providing plenty of raw material for making compost. But winter has just about arrived. As with all biological systems, the rate of decomposition is directly proportional to the temperature, and the composting process slows down as the temperatures drop. Yet, despite everything, Rodale Institute's Compost Production Specialist Rick Carr says, "Compost Happens".  It's another great topic and discussion in store on #plantchat! 

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Join @CoronaTools and #plantchat co-partner, Aaron Kinsman of Rodale Institute @RodaleInstitute and Compost Production Specialist Rick Carr, for this week's topic, Recap of Coach Smallwood's Walk for an Organic Planet. The live chat begins Monday, December 8, 2014 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST, were we come together with green industry experts and fellow horticultural tweeps each week to discuss all things related to plants and horticulture, since 2014.

Discussion Overview  

5 Key Takeaways for Composting with Seasonal Fluctuations: 

Broad View - There is no one right way to compost

Many Options -  Diversity reigns and uniformity pains

Compost Chef -  Lasagna-style means layer greens and browns

Strive for Balance - Embrace balance and remedy imbalance

Patience - compost happens

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Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #plantchat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hastag to all your tweets or join us in the plantchat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Plantchat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now plantchat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries. 

photos courtesy of Rodale Institute

Topics: Corona Tools, #Plantchat, Rodale Institute, Rick Carr, Seasonal Composting

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