DOWNEY - A "smart gardening" workshop will be held Oct. 24 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Wilderness Park.Visitors will receive instruction on backyard composting, worm composting, grass recycling and water-wise gardening techniques. Compost and worm bins will be available to workshop participants at a reduced price of $40 for compost and $65 for worms (cash or check only). Composting is the natural process of decomposition and recycling of organic material into a rich soil environment known as compost. Backyard composting reduces personal trash volume, conserves water, increases plant growth and replaces the need for harsh chemical fertilizers and pesticides. The workshop is sponsored by the city of Downey's Recycling Office and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works. The event is free, but there is a $2 parking charge starting at 9 a.m. For more information, call the city at (562) 904-7103 or (562) 904-7159.
********** Published: October 16, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 26