Composting is a great way to reduce the volume of your trash, create an amazing soil amendment, and practice recycling in your own backyard.
Do you wonder how much of your trash is plant material? Fruit and vegetable scraps from your kitchen; yard waste like leaves, grass clippings, and stems; old straw and other organic animal bedding; sawdust and wood shavings; shredded newspaper and even dryer lint are all materials that can be mulched or composted and recycled into your garden. Most plant wastes can go right into a pile in your yard and-with just a little care-end up as incredible compost that adds new life to your garden soils.
To learn more about composting and how to get started, call (208) 384-3901 or visit the University of Idaho Cooperative Extension website.
If you need a compost bin, check out the SoilSaver compost bins we have. Get a great compost bin at a great price!
Boise City occassionally offers free composting classes. This spring and summer, the public is invited to learn how to reduce waste and improve garden soil with simple composting techniques.
2014 Composting Classes
All classes run from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. and are taught by Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center staff and a University of Idaho Master Composter. Free; no registration required. Call 493-2530 for more information.
- Thursday, April 17
Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road
- Thursday, May 15
Library! at Collister, 4724 W. State Street
- Thursday, June 19
Library! at Hillcrest, 5246 W. Overland Road
- Tuesday, July 17
Library! at Cole & Ustick, 7557 W. Ustick Road