Free Composting Class May 18th

Faith Reeves

OTTUMWA-Join the United Way of Wapello County and Sieda Community Action from 3:00 to 5:00 pm May 18, 2017, at the Food Pantry Garden 310 West Main Street, for a class on how to compost.  The class is free and open to the public.


Faith Reeves of the Sustainable Research Institute will be showing us how to build a compost pile so that all the components get broken down into usable compost.   It will be the fifth class this year presented by United Way of Wapello County and Sieda Community Action to promote food security in Wapello County.


Reeves is the designer, developer, and manager of the three-acre Sky Factory Farm in Fairfield. The farm is part sustainable farm and part research project, with an emphasis on sustainability, local food systems, and food-security.


“Composting in the garden is a great way to utilize weeds and dry matter to improve the garden soil.” said Linda Spears, Community Gardens Coordinator at United Way.  “Our goal with our gardens is to teach people to garden in order to reduce food-insecurity in our county.”


Participants will get hands-on experience in composting.  There will be a question and answer session at the end of the class.


Please RSVP United Way of Wapello County at 641-682-1264 or email