Composting workshop at Hemet Library

A■ Staff Reports / The Valley Chronicle
free workshop on backyard composting will be held Saturday, April 1 at the Hemet Library – no foolin!
This “how-to” workshop, sponsored by the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources, will teach participants how to recycle organic resources such as yard trimmings, and fruit and vegetable waste into a nutrient-dense soil conditioner.
Composting is nature’s way of recycling. It’s a great way to turn waste into a beneficial soil amendment. In composting, organic material is mixed together in a pile or bin, where literally millions of tiny microbes digest the material and turn it into a nutrient-rich soil amendment.
Low-cost compost bins, subsidized by the department, also will be available for purchase by Riverside County residents (limit three per household). County residents can purchase compost bins by personal check or Visa/MasterCard (75-cent processing fee applies). The Riverside County Department of Waste Resources offers this free workshop in an effort to divert waste and help preserve valuable space in the county sanitary landfill. For years, the department has trained volunteer master composters who explain how to create compost easily and efficiently from organic wastes.
The workshop begins at 10 a.m. at the Hemet Public Library, 300 East Latham Ave., Hemet.

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