Compost Field Day

Composting Field Day - May 15, 2014

A practical  workshop for those interested in larger-scale, low-tech composting, this course will be useful for those looking for options to set up / improve composting operations for municipalities or institutions. The Field Day includes plenty of time for hands-on demonstration.

Fee: $100/person (includes lunch)

Saskatoon Forestry Farm & Zoo map

Forestry Farm House map


8:45   Registration & Coffee - at Forestry Farm House

9:00   Introductions

           Elements of large scale composting and static pile construction -- Larry Mullen, SWRC

10:00 Composting Demonstrations - at Zoo Compost Site (10 minute walk from Forestry Farm House)

  • Building a Static Pile
  • Composting in progress

12:00  Lunch - at Forestry Farm House

1:00   Social, Cultural & Economic Benefits of Composting -- Gift Marufu, Manager of Grounds Operations for Facilities Management Division at the University of Saskatchewan

2:00 - 4:00 Tour of Composting Operations at the University of Saskatchewan

4:00 -- Workshop finished (leave from U of S grounds)