This webinar will address mid-scale composting for farms and ranches with significant quantities of organic materials, including manure. Improper disposal of organic waste is unsightly, breeds flies, and can create health issues for livestock. It can also contaminate local water sources. Using compost on your garden and landscape conserves water, mitigates erosion, sequesters carbon, and can help your plants thrive.
Join us as we virtually visit Ramona’s International Equestrian Center to watch a windrow compost pile build in process and visit with site manager, Nancy Zadrozny. Nancy is a 33-year resident of San Diego Country Estates (the Estates) and the manager of the Estates’ Landscape/Open Space Manager. She has applied her background in horticulture and ecology, along with 15 years experience as vice president of an engineering construction firm, to build a vibrant and successful composting program in her community.
Following County guidelines for environmental compliance, the process in its current form produces 50 cubic yards of finished compost every two weeks. The finished product is made available free to the Estates’ homeowners and is widely used for gardening, mulching and erosion control. This is a perfect opportunity for horse owners hoping to turn their manure into a valuable resource!
This webinar will cover:
- The benefits of composting
- The basics of windrow composting
- Manure management for large livestock ranches
- Permit considerations