Free Workshop for Community Food Gardeners on July 30

From Grow Pittsburgh:

Composting is nature’s way of recycling. By utilizing the natural process of decomposition, organic materials often considered “waste,” such as grass clippings, food scraps, autumn leaves, garden trimmings, and even paper, can be recycled back into a rich soil conditioner. Through this transition, soil organisms, many of which are too small to see, break down the organic material in a compost pile so that valuable plant nutrients can be released for future generations of plants to use. Composting helps you reduce your waste stream, it improves the health of your gardens, and most of all its easy to do and enjoyable.

There will be a free workshop presented by the Pennsylvania Resources Council and tailored to the needs and constraints of community gardens.  The workshop will thoroughly cover the importance of composting, setting up a compost pile, proper maintenance and ways of using finished compost.

When: 10:00 – 11:30 am, July 30, 2011
Where: The Housing Resource Center, 744 Rebecca Ave., Wilkinsburg, PA 15221
Cost: $5-15 suggested donation
Who’s invited:  community food gardeners
RSVP required:  please respond to Marisa at mmanheim@growpittsburgh (preferred) or 412-362-4769

Image from Climate Lab’s composting info page.