Nursery Products Presents “From Garbage to Gardens” – A FREE K-12 Teacher Workshop
Join us for a FREE 2-hour workshop that covers the basics of traditional composting– using food scraps and yard waste, as well as organic composting which includes the use of biosoilds. At the simplest level, composting requires collecting a heap of wetted organic matter known as “green” waste (such as leaves and food waste) and waiting for the materials to break down into humus after a period of weeks or months. Composting is a great way to create nutrient-rich soils to add to your gardens and crops, while minimizing the waste that gets sent to landfills. Composting is also a key ingredient in organic farming.
During this fascinating workshop, participants will learn:
- What is composting and why it is important to the environment
- What tools and materials you’ll need
- Which items are compostable and which are not
- How to harvest and use your compost
WHEN: April 7, 2016
RSVP by April 1
TIME: 4:30-6:30 PM
Registration begins at 4:15pm
WHERE: Mojave Desert AQMD Offices
14306 Park Ave, Victorville, CA 92392
This special workshop is limited to 25 teachers– early sign up is recommended to reserve your spot. This workshop is exclusively for K-12 educators who teach within MEEC’s boundaries.
To register, please contact Samantha Murray, MEEC Program Specialist at (760) 245-1661 ext. 6717 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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