Composting workshop at Wilderness Park

DOWNEY – Downey’s Recycling Office is hosting a “smart gardening” workshop Saturday, Nov. 8, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Wilderness Park. The workshop will be held inside the park building, and no pre-registration is necessary.

Participants will learn about backyard composting, worm composting, grass recycling, and water-wise and fire-wise gardening techniques.

Compost and worm bins will be available for puchase (cash or checks only).

Composting is the natural process of decomposition and recycling of organic material into a rich soil amendment known as compost. Backyard composting reduces personal trash volume, conserves water, increases plant growth, and replaces the need for harsh chemical fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides.

 

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Published: Nov. 6, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 30