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Aerated Static Piles Presentation

Learn how to create high quality compost in 30-60 days with a system that requires no turning; instead utilizing mechanized aeration.

Learn from interactive presenters and tour Solana Center's new mid-scale compost demonstration and training center

Micro-bin system from O2Compost

Presentation topics

  • What is an aerated static pile (ASP)?
  • History of aerated composting
  • Feedstock alternatives and mix parameters
  • Method of operating and managing a system
  • Mitigating adverse impacts from: odor; vectors, ground water contamination
  • Benefits of composting
  • Benefits of using compost

Bonus: After presentation, harvest previously-built compost pile and re-construct new ASP. (2:30 PM - 4:00 PM)


About the speaker

Peter MoonO2Compost, President and Principal Engineer

Peter is a licensed civil engineer in the State of Washington and has worked as a consulting engineer serving as project manager on projects involving site selection, permitting, design, construction management, and regulatory compliance. He has 25 years of experience in the composting industry and serves as project manager for all municipal, industrial and agricultural composting projects.

Peter has a Bachelor’s degree in Geology (1977) and a Masters degree in Geotechnical Engineering from UC Berkeley (1979). For many years, his work involved all aspects of landfill design and construction, as well as environmental compliance in the changing world of federal and state regulations. His work in composting began in 1989 when he successfully obtained the first compost facility permit in King County for Iddings Compost (Kent, WA). Since that time, Peter has helped obtain 26 operating permits for compost facilities located in six states and provinces.


Presentation fees are nonrefundable.

This presentation does NOT address typical residential composting or large-scale commercial composting. It is intended for those systems that fall in between: farms, parks, community gardens, schools, businesses, etc.

If you're not already familiar with composting, check out one of Solana Center's free composting workshops!


Thanks to our site provider and guest speakers

Del Mar Fairgrounds Logo O2Compost Logo Closing the Loop Logo 

Event Classification
Funding Source Contract-funded
Category Composting Workshop
Contract County Composting
Special Note
Stream to Volunteer Opportunities No
April 9th, 2017 1:00 PM   through   2:00 PM
Del Mar Fairgrounds - Infield Farm
Jimmy Durante Blvd
Del Mar, CA
United States
Main Phone: (760) 436-7986  ext. 700
Main Phone: (760) 436-7986  ext. 707
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Aerated Static Piles Workshop $ 15.00