University of Maryland Extension

Composting Demonstrations

Master Gardeners maintain the Composting and Native Gardens site at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. They give hour-long compost demonstrations twice a month (one Wednesday at 11 a.m. and one Saturday at 10 a.m.). The talks are given by those on the team that are Master Composters. Attendees receive a free compost bin, provided by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recycling and information (goodie) bag filled with printed materials explaining various ways of composting. The team also presents compost talks to elementary students, either at their schools or at Quiet Waters Park.

Visitors are welcome to walk through our site, located on the Wildwood Trail in Quiet Waters Park even when we are not present. At the native plant beds, they can help themselves to a list of the plantings, stored in one of our literature boxes. At the adjacent compost site, there are literature boxes with our compost demonstration schedules and pamphlets describing the compost site and information about each of the 15 compost bins on display.

2018 Demonstrations

Saturday, May 510:00 AM
Wednesday, May 1611:00 AM
Saturday, June 210:00 AM
Wednesday, June 2011:00 AM
Saturday, July 710:00 AM
Wednesday July 1811:00 AM
Saturday, August 410:00 AM
Wednesday, August 1511:00 AM
Saturday, September 110:00 AM
Wednesday, September 1911:00 AM
Saturday, October 610:00 AM
Wednesday, October 2411:00 AM
Saturday, November 310:00 AM

Note: Park admission $6.00 or with Anne Arundel County Parks season pass.

Demonstrations canceled in the event of heavy rain or excessive heat warning.

This project is sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners in cooperation with Quiet Waters Park. AA Co. provides free compost bins and other giveaways. The Master Gardener program is part of the University of Maryland Extension. The University of Maryland Extension is an Equal Opportunity Employer with Equal Access Programs.

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