American Public Gardens Association Conference 2018

Southern California

June 4-8, 2018

The Benefits of On-Site Composting
Event Type: 
The Living Landscape
Date / Time: 
Tue June, 05 - 1:45pm to 3:15pm
Magic Kingdom Ballroom 2
A. Pettis, Friends of the High Line, New York, New York; A. O'Neill, Battery Park City Parks, New York, New York; J. Lynch, Chanticleer, Wayne, Pennsylvania; D. Goyette, The Huntington Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California; P. Moon, O2Compost , Snohomish, Washington; M. Bryan-Brown, Green Mountain Technologies, Bainbridge Island, Washington

The benefits of on-site composting are many, and with new methods and technologies, it is a more easily achievable goal than ever. This session will provide examples of composting methods and programs used at four different gardens and parks, each with its own resources and challenges. Our hope is that participants will be encouraged by our experiences and successes with various technologies, methods, resources, and challenges to initiate or expand on their own on-site composting operations and to work toward closing the nutrient cycle in their own gardens and parks.


This session is approved for 1.5 LACES credit hours.