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.
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Free Composting Presentations
Learn how to reduce waste and improve your garden's soil by attending one of the upcoming sessions taught by University of Idaho Master Composters and Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center staff:
No registration required.
Monday, March 23 | 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center - 3188 Sunset Peak Road
Monday, April 27 | 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Ada County Library, Victory Branch - 10664 Victory Road