Agricultural Composting Resources & Education Series


Agricultural Composting Resources & Education Series

North Willamette Research & Extension Center

15210 NE Miley Rd., Aurora, OR 97002.

Contact Heidi Noordijk if you are interested in attending an ACRES workshop


Attend both days. The first day your small team will build a compost pile using a wide variety of materials, then the following week you will evaluate the performance of your pile. You will also learn about compost area siting and design, handling different materials, turned windrows and aerated static piles, composting equipment and on-farm composting, calculating C/N ratios, estimating moisture content and bulk density, environmental protection and composting regulations, compost nutrient content, compost application, and improving soil with compost.

2015 instructors included Dan Sullivan (OSU), Andy Bary (WSU), Bob Barrows (DEQ) and Wali Via (Wintergreen Farm).

ACRES is co-sponsored by OSU Extension and Clackamas County SWCD. The course is designed for agricultural professionals and on-farm composters. The registation fee covers resource notebook, lunch and workshop materials. Sample Course Agenda


Week one: classroom activities and construct compost pile

Week two: classroom activities and evaluate compost pile