Homestead Series Part 1: Everything You Know About Compost is Wrong! With Mike McGrath

October 23, 2013 @ 10:30 pm – October 24, 2013 @ 12:00 am
Cardinal John P. Foley Campus Center
Lower Merion Conservancy

Homestead Series Part 1:  Everything You Know About Compost is Wrong! With Mike McGrath

Many people get into composting because they want to recycle their kitchen scraps. But a compost bin filled with kitchen scraps will still just be a compost bin filled with kitchen scraps a year later (and those scraps will not have improved in appearance one bit during that time). Mike McGrath, host of Public Radio’s “You Bet Your Garden” and author of the best-selling “Mike McGrath’s Book of Compost,” will reveal: which ingredients actually BECOME the finished compost; which ingredients are the best fuel for the fire; three common compost additions that actually work AGAINST you; why layering your pile is the worst thing you can do; why compost should almost never be tilled into the soil; and why only chumps turn their compost pile. It’s the express lane to no-work, high-quality, black gold!


Parking will be in the available in the “Quinn Hall Parking Lot” located off of N. Latch’s Lane.

Number 78 on St. Joe’s Campus Map found HERE.


About Mike Mcgrath:

Mike Mcgrath is host of an hour of “chemical-free horticultural hijinks,” You Bet Your Garden. You Bet Your Garden is a weekly, nationally syndicated Public Radio show airing out of WHYY-FM in Philadelphia that offers fiercely organic advice to gardeners far and wide. Host Mike McGrath offers tips on fending off garden and household pests without the use of toxic chemicals, caring for lawns and landscapes without losing your mind, and growing without groaning in tough conditions like extreme heat, unending rain and lousy soil.


Join us for all of our Fall Homestead Series:

Wednesday October 30: Homestead Series Part 2: Pickling Seasonal Vegetables with Marisa McClellan

Wednesday November 6: Homestead Series Part 3: Winter Health; Natural and Herbal Preventive Care and Comfort Measures with Susan Hess

Wednesday November 13: Homestead Series Part 4: Honey Harvest



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