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An independent study project report by The Alice and J. Liddon Pennock, Jr. Endowed Horticulture Intern(2014-2015)


Presently, the Morris Arboretum has not been able to do any formal composting of its own, despite its many benefits to the soil and the plants that reside in it. Through this project, I have investigated the reasons behind this, as well as taken a closer look at the role of the township in our Materials Handling Area, and how their leaf composting operations work. I researched what considerations must be made in order to produce high quality compost, as well as visited and talked with other institutions to learn about their composting methods and operations to get different ideas about how a similar program should be managed. I developed a concept for how the Arboretum could start composting and how it should be managed in addition to breaking down its start-up and annual costs.



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Date Posted: 18 March 2019