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Learn how to compost at Rock Eagle Saturday event

By for CAES News

Learn the basics of composting on April 19 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center’s Saturday at the Rock event.

Clarke County University of Georgia Extension agent Amanda Tedrow will explain the ingredients that make up successful composting while demonstrating different methods ranging from vermicomposting (composting with worms) to simple backyard compost piles.

Participants learn the steps from beginning to end, trash to treasure, through hands-on demonstrations and information on building up, watering and turning piles. The session will also cover how to turn kitchen and yard scraps into nutrient-rich soil for home gardens and landscape beds.

The class is appropriate for all ages and costs $5 per person. The program begins at 9:30 a.m. and concludes at 11:30 a.m. and includes an optional visit to Rock Eagle’s Diane Davies Natural History Museum following the composting lesson. Advanced registration is required.

For more information or to register, contact Laura Kent at (706) 484-2881 or lmkent@uga.edu. Saturday at the Rock programs are held each month, excluding December. A complete list of sessions may be found online at www.rockeagle4h.org/ee/community/SaturdayattheRock.html.

Laura Kent is an education program specialist with the Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program.
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