New River Community and Technical College Offers Basics of Composting Community Education Class

New River Community and Technical College is excited to announce an upcoming community education class, “Basics of Composting.” This class aims to empower participants with the knowledge and skills needed to turn kitchen scraps and yard waste into nutrient-rich soil, promoting sustainability and reducing waste.

Event Details

·     Date and Time: Tuesday, June 11, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

·     Location: Raleigh County Campus

280 University Drive

Beaver, WV 25813

·     Cost: $75

·     Preregistration Deadline: June 3

Join us for an engaging journey into the world of composting, where we’ll explore the fundamentals of turning kitchen scraps and yard waste into nutrient-rich soil. In this community education course, participants will delve into the basics of composting, learning practical techniques for creating their own compost at home or in a community setting.

By the end of the course, students will be able to create a compost pile at home using leftover food, grass clippings, leaves, and shredded cardboard. Participants will also learn to:

1.       Differentiate between different composting processes.

2.       Choose the appropriate materials, understanding which materials are compostable and how to balance carbon-rich (browns) and nitrogen-rich (greens) ingredients for optimal composting.

3.       Manage compost piles, maintaining a healthy compost pile with techniques for turning, watering, and troubleshooting common issues like odor or pests.

4.       Utilize compost in the garden effectively.

5.       Apply best practices for sustainability in composting.

This class is open to everyone, including students, employees, and members of the community. It will be led by Daniel Groves, Program Manager for Tourism, Outdoor Recreation, and Culinary Arts at New River CTC. Daniel is from Nicholas County and has had a passion for cooking and serving people for as long as he can remember. He attended Glenville Extension in Summersville and WV Northern Community College in Wheeling. With over 25 years of experience in the food service industry, including owning his own restaurant and catering business, Daniel brings a wealth of knowledge to the class. He is also passionate about regenerative farming, gardening, and sustainability.

Preregistration is required by June 3. To register or get more information, contact Gloria Kincaid at 304-793-6101 or email gkincaid@newriver.edu or use the Workforce Education Registration form.

For further details on the class, please contact:

Gloria Kincaid

New River Community and Technical College

Email: gkincaid@newriver.edu

Phone: 304-793-6101

For media inquiries and further information, please contact:

Mykah F. Price

Director of Communications

New River Community and Technical College

Phone: 304-929-5450

New River Community and Technical College serves nine counties in southeast and south-central West Virginia: Fayette, Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers, and Webster. The College offers classes online, in Beaver at the Raleigh County Campus, in Ghent at the Advanced Technology Center, in Hinton at Summers County ARH Hospital, in Lewisburg at the Greenbrier Valley Campus, in Marlinton at One Room University, in Princeton at the Mercer County Campus, and in Summersville at the Nicholas County Campus.