Meet New AOR Member Linda Brewer

23 Feb 2021

What is your name? Linda Brewer

Where do you work and what do you do? Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University, Technical Writer and Project Manager

Tell us how you embrace recycling/sustainability into your home or workplace? I'm the "expert" for Oregon for any question coming into OSU's "Ask Extension" widget that contains the words soil, compost, or manure. I teach soil chemistry, soil and water physics, composting and vermicomposting to Master Gardener trainees throughout the state, and composting and vermicomposting to Master Recycler trainees in Benton County. I have up to 8 composters (three different techniques) on my suburban property. My goal as much as possible is to manage domestic organic waste for my household. Within that context, I'm am forever running little experiments to bunk or debunk the latest compostable fork, bag, diaper liner, etc. I am a chronic member of the Benton Co. Solid Waste Advisory Council.

What motivates you to recycle and live sustainably? I have a grandchild.

If you were an animal, which one would you be and why? A giraffe - wait till you meet me.

How did you learn about AOR? Twenty plus years ago I addressed an annual meeting in Seaside OR about my master's research. I developed a desk-top test of compost stability.

Thanks, Linda! Welcome to AOR!