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Compost for Turf Grass

Organization(s) Connecticut Dept. of Environmental Protection
Project Description As part of an organic land care project, CT DEP recently sponsored a half-day workshop for towns about utilizing compost on athletic fields. Topics included: how to improve municipal compost, how to develop specifications for purchasing compost, and when and how to apply it. There was also a panel discussion with town officials that have utilized this valuable resource on their fields.

The evaluation following the workshop indicated that over half the respondents were planning to begin testing soil before applying such amendments as fertilizers or compost; and over half would begin keeping records of their soil test results over time to avoid over-applying nutrients.

The workshop incorporated "green" meeting ideas, including providing only written articles and no copies of entire presentations, use of bulk serving items, encouraging people to bring their own mugs and water bottles, and encouraging carpooling and mass transit. Many respondents to the evaluation said they would begin incorporating these ideas at home and at work.

Project Contact
Name Judy Prill
Phone 860-424-3246
Project Keywords
Activity Keywords Training/workshops
Newsletter Northeast Assistance & Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 19 No. 1, Spring 2009 [PDF]


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