On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, students will be visiting different commercial, community and farm composting sites.
To reinforce and illustrate the principles taught in the classes, different commercial, community and farm composting sites have been selected to be visited by the students. At each site the operators freely share their information and answer the questions the students may have.
- a medium scale invessel system compost facility(Pat Jackson/Tri-City Septic)
- an innovative compost and retail bagging operation (Living Acres)
- a medium scale manure and food scrap compost facility(Farmington Compost Cooperative)
- a family owned Dairy Farm operation composting its animal bedding, waste feed, and collected horse bedding (Rainbow Valley Farms)
- a large scale “Dutch Tunnel” in-vessel compost facility (Casella Organics – Hawk Ridge Compost Facility)
- a farm composting and bagging operation utilizing seafood, manure, and other organics (Kinney Compost)
- a large scale “Agitated bin” in-vessel compost facility (Lewiston/Auburn Water Pollution Control Authority)
- a medium-scale commercial turned windrow compost facility mixing food scraps with leaves and horse bedding (MB Bark/We Compost It)
- a medium-scale static aerated pile compost facility (Little River Compost)