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About Cougar print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1976-1977 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 6, 1976)
iscusses futu re
We have $60,000 given to us and we
li to know what to do with it," said
tael Ayers, Student Body President. He
speaking at a meeting
of the Asso-
¡d Student Government.
>SG held a meeting Thursday, September
at the Fireside Lounge to discuss the
iming student government election and
teed for new senators.
alk at the meeting stressed that new
tors from the student body are needed.
>e wishing to apply may pick up a form
he Student Government office in the
imunity Center building. Forms must
jrned in by October 11.
enators will help decide what to do with
funds allotted the student government,
funds can be used for anything: movies,
kers, dances, improvement of the cam-
A pile of waste materials "does its thing" as the Sir Izaac Indore composting method
goes into action near the Ecology Learning Center on campus.
.yers also hopes to get a senator from
'eterans who would like to continue
iving benefits regularly should read the
he Office of Veterans Affairs (OVA)
jld be notified of any changes in the
>unt of credit hours, mailing address, or
iber of dependents. The OVA is located
'ie Community Center, room 115.
■’o avoid being charged with an overpay-
it, classes must be appropriate for the
jram being followed.
/eterans Representatives are available at
OVA to answer any questions concerning
lical, dental and hospital benefits.
/eterans whose benefits have, or are
ut to run out may be entitled to State
erans Educational aid to help pay the
: of tuition. This will pay $50 per month
each month of full-time undergraduate
ly. Veterans will be entitled to one
ith's aid for each month of military
ice up to 36 months.
To qualify, veterans must have been
gon residents for one year immediately
ir to entering the service. They must
be veterans of the Korean conflict or a
ran of service after July 1, 1958, who
received an Armed Forces Expeditionary
lai or the Vietnam Service Medal.
•or more information about state veterans
efits see Ed Miles, County Veterans'
/ices Officer, at the Clackamas County
irt House in Oregon City or call 655-
SCHOOL YEAR JOB$
FLEXIBLE HOURS FOR STUDENTS
$4.66 per hour
10 to 15 hours per week
must be 18 or over
irsday, October 6,1976
The Clackamas Community College Ec
ology Learning Center and Arboretum has a
new composting technique that not only
saves money, but disposes of such wastes
as grass clippings, leaves, weeds, tree prunings
and recycled paper.
This composting process, called the Sir
Izaac Indore method, was developed in
England in the 18th century and was used
to dispose of animal waste.
The process disposes of animal waste
from Horsemanship West, located at the
west end of the campus, and also such
waste as grass clippings, tree prunings and
weeds from the campus.
The composting process takes 15 days
to complete and involves transporting piles
of animal waste, weeds, grass and sawdust,
mixing these materials together in equal
parts by volume, and then turning these
piles every three days.
This is primarily a warm weather process
because temperatures of 180 to 190 degrees
are needed in order to keep the bacteria
active enough to break down the waste
materials. It has proved to be an asset here
because during the warm weather these ex
cess materials would have to be disposed of
by other methods.
There are many advantages to this process.
A mulch is produced which is weed and
disease free because of the intense heat
generated during the process. The product
is chemical free and does not need to have
fertilizer added to it as does some compost.
The gathered substances is high in humus
and slow in feeding nutrients to the plants.
This process also recreates the forest type
soil which most plants are accustomed to,
and the complete process takes only four
man-hours using modern equipment. It yields
20 cubic yards of compost every 15 days,
and saves CCC a lot of money because of
commercial compost produced.
Jerry Herrmann, who is the Ecology
Pond/Arboretum project director, uses this
process at his home and has shortened the
process to ten days. Herrmann said, "This
composting technique is 100 percent superior
to barkdust because it keeps weeds down
and is of no beneficial value to the plants."
An information sheet which explains the
process, and gives the formulas for the
the various materials, may be obtained by
Herrmann's office is located in the pole
barn adjacent to the pond site. The com
posting process can be observed there. Visi
tors are welcome and if further information
is desired Herrmann teaches a class every
Wednesday night from 7 to 10 p.m. The
class, "Landscape Design for Men and Wild
life", details this process and other methods
for recycling natural wastes for gardens.