Hamilton County has several Compost Demonstration Sites around the area where you can see a variety of compost bins in action.
The Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati is open to the public for self-guided tours. This site boasts just about any bin your heart desires: plastic tumbler, wire, wooden three bin system, and even a miniature three bin system for the kids. If traditional isn’t your type, they have an orb bin you are supposed to roll around on the ground to aerate and mix. And when you’ve had your fill of compost bin excitement, you can take a stroll through the beautiful gardens to see where the compost is used.
All the sites offer unique compost bins to check out, so consider “touring” a few just for fun. Here is the list:
Civic Garden Center http://www.civicgardencenter.org/ or call 221-0981
Gardens @ Village Green http://www.northsidevillagegreen.org/ or call 541-0252
Glenwood Gardens www.hamiltoncountyparks.org/parks/glenwood.shtm or call 521-7275
Grannies Garden School http://www.grannysgardenschool.com/ or call 324-2873
Gorman Heritage Farm http://www.gormanfarm.org/ or call 563-6663
The District also offers presentations to garden clubs and other interested groups at the sites. Contact the District’s Education Specialist, Keebler Holley at 946-7736.
Photo of Gorman Heritage Farm Demonstration Site