You can help boost the activity in your composter by adding “old” or bought compost. Be sure to break up clumps and keep it from becoming compacted. The process needs oxygen to work well. Always compost in a container with a lid to keep out animals. Wire mesh at the base can prevent them from digging underneath the composter.
For more information on composting, check out:
Need more compost than you produce at home?
You can buy Prince George’s own NorGrow compost at the Foothills Boulevard Regional Landfill. Click here for more information
REAPS demonstration garden and workshops
The demonstration garden is located at 1950 Gorse Street (next to Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park).
The garden showcases various types of plants (perennials, shrubs, vines, vegetables and herbs) and flowers indigenous to the area. Highlighting the use of natural pest control methods, organic gardening and compost (fertilizer, topdressing, tea and growing medium). There are a variety of composters located throughout the garden giving garden visitors an idea of what is available locally so that they can determine what best suits their needs.
REAPS offers a number of workshops throughout the year. Composting 101 is a popular workshop in both spring and fall.