Learn About Composting Day 2017

May 29, 2017 in the World

Learn About Composting Day is observed on May 29, 2017. Compost is organic matter that has been decomposed and recycled as a fertilizer and soil amendment. Compost is a key ingredient in organic farming. At the simplest level, the process of composting simply requires making a heap of wetted organic matter (leaves, "green" food waste) and waiting for the materials to break down into humus after a period of weeks or months. Modern, methodical composting is a multi-step, closely monitored process with measured inputs of water, air, and carbon- and nitrogen-rich materials.

The decomposition process is aided by shredding the plant matter, adding water and ensuring proper aeration by regularly turning the mixture. Worms and fungi further break up the material. Aerobic bacteria manage the chemical process by converting the inputs into heat, carbon dioxide and ammonium. The ammonium is further converted by bacteria into plant-nourishing nitrites and nitrates through the process of nitrification. (With material from: Wikipedia)

Where is the event?
Worldwide
World

When is the event?
Monday, the 29th of May 2017
Only 173 days left!

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Someone putting compost on a compost heap.
Someone putting compost on a compost heap.
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