DOWNEY - "Go green and stay green" is the topic of a gardening workshop this Saturday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Wilderness Park.The workshop will be held inside the park building and no pre-registration is necessary. Participants will receive instruction on backyard composting, worm composting, grass recycling, and water-wise and fire-wise gardening techniques. Compost and worm bins will be available for purchase at a reduced price of $40 for compost bins and $65 for worm bins (cash or check only). The workshop is free but there is a $2 parking fee. Composting is the natural process of decomposition and recycling of organic material into a rich soil amendment known as compost. Backyard composting reduces your personal trash volume, conserves water, increases plant growth and replaces the need for harsh chemical fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides.
********** Published: November 10, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 30