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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.

UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County; UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County.

We also express appreciation to the following individuals, organizations and municipalities for contributing information toward the content of this site:

University of Florida/IFAS-Environmental Horticulture Department:

Family and Consumer Sciences Department:

Entomology and Nematology Department:

Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department:

  • Dr. Roger A. Norstedt

Soil and Water Science Department:

Horticultural Sciences Department:

Alachua County Cooperative Extension Service

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service

Alabama Cooperative Extension Service

Washington Cooperative Extension Service

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 Southwest Florida Water Management District

The Florida Organics Recyclers Association

Clemson University

Auburn University

NRAES Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service

Greyhound Manor

Texas A&M University Horticulture Program