“Composting 101” program to be repeated

Presented by West Roxbury Saves Energy

Composting 101: An Introduction to Home Composting
Thursday, September 15, 6:45 to 8 pm
West Roxbury Branch Library Function Room

Lisa Becker describes home composting and gives tips to about 25 attendees at July's program at the library.


On July 7 West Roxbury resident Lisa Becker, a Mass Hort Master Gardener for Mass Audubon, engaged a good crowd at the library as she showed a video demonstrating how to get started and be successful at composting, gave many tips on trouble shooting, and also discussed pros and cons of different kinds of composting bins. A question-and-answer session concluded the program. WRSE will be presenting the event again this fall because of the widespread interest in home composting and because the fall is the best time to get started (with all those great leaves you’ll have to deal with in your yard!). In September Lisa will also include detailed information about how she composts in her backyard in West Roxbury.





Lisa Becker is a Mass Hort Master Gardener and the Office Manager at Mass Audubon Habitat’s Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary in Belmont. She teaches composting workshops at Habitat and runs the community garden, where she maintains 12 compost bins. Lisa has been a composting cheerleader at Roslindale Clean and Green, the Chenery School in Belmont, the Down2Earth Fest in Boston, and more. At her home in West Roxbury, she tends two piles that nourish her 21-year-old garden. Lisa is married to a man who won’t go near the compost bins because there might be spiders. They have one dog.