North Carolina Cooperative Extension Currituck County Center – This Week in the Garden, video/article covers the basics of composting.
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Currituck County Center – Live from Currituck County Extension – with Chris Blaha, presenting Composting.
Rhonda Sherman, Extension Specialist at NC State University – Homegrown in the Garden – Getting Started with Backyard Composting.
North Carolina Resources
Backyard Composting of Yard, Garden and Food Discards
Rhonda Sherman, Extension Solid Waste Specialist, NC State Extension, NC State University explains the Backyard Composting process.
Waste analysis can also be used to determine the stability and quality of composted materials or to guide the mixing of raw materials for optimal composting. You can send a sample of your compost as to North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services: Agronomic Services will analysis your compost and send you a Waste Analysis Report, a compost analysis which includes carbon, carbon-nitrogen ratio, pH and soluble salts (electrical conductivity) measurements.
When you send a soil sample to North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services: Agronomic Services the report you receive will include major plant nutrients, sodium, ph and acidity, weight-to-volume ratio. The report will go on to recommend site-specific fertilizer and lime treatments.
NC State Extension Composting News & Updates
A great source with publications, videos and resources to guide you in setting up and maintaining your backyard compost.
NC Composting Council
A non-profit, membership-based organization dedicated to the development, expansion, and promotion of composting based on sound science, principles of sustainability, and economic viability. We are part of a growing network of organizations collaborating with the US Composting Council. Get earthy, get involved!