Site Credits and Sources
This web site and tutorial was created under the auspices of Sarasota County Government Environmental Services Business Center Solid Waste Division, Resource Conservation Section, with innovative recycling grant funds provided by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
The Composting Tutorial is based on the Master Composter Handbook developed by Hillsborough Cooperative Extension Service through a grant from the Hillsborough County Solid Waste Management Department.
We would like to recognize Sydney Park Brown, Extension Agent, and Polly Ryan, Solid Waste Program Assistant, Hillsborough County Cooperative Extension Service for their tremendous effort in creating the Handbook.
Several people and organizations contributed to the development of this project. We would like to acknowledge their contribution of time, energy, ideas, and support:
Michael Holsinger, County Extension Director, and Mark Shelby, Urban Horticulture Extension Agent, Sarasota County Cooperative Extension Service; Sydney Park Brown, Extension Agent, and Polly Ryan, Solid Waste Program Assistant.
We also express appreciation to the following individuals, organizations and municipalities for contributing information toward the content of this site:
- Dr. Roger A. Norstedt
- Jim Stephens,
- Dr. Steve Kostewicz
Washington Department of Ecology, King County, WA
Washington Division of Solid Waste Management
University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Service/ Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Chris Snow, Principal Planner AICP, Hillsborough County
The Seattle Tilth Association
Seattle Engineering Department's Solid Waste Utility
The Florida Organics Recyclers Association