Free Composting Class


Saturday, March 22, 2008 - 7:00am

"Anybody anywhere can make their own compost!" says Muriel Williman of the Orange County Solid Waste Management Department. "Even apartment dwellers with a couple of houseplants can make a windowsill garden thrive by composting indoors with worms. A single person can reduce the amount of waste produced by as much as 40%, simply by composting their fruit and vegetable scraps."

Muriel will conduct a demonstration on the lawn at Weaver Street Market in Carrboro on Saturday, March 22 from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm to teach the principles of indoor and outdoor composting. She will show a variety of feedstocks that can be used to create compost and will demonstrate how to build, maintain, and harvest a worm bin. (No registration is required, but please be prompt.)

"Because of drought conditions," Muriel explains, "compost is especially critical for maintaining a garden this growing season. It holds moisture and nutrients in the soil so plants can take them up through their roots, as needed. You cannot have a serious discussion about sustainability, or conserving water, or saving the earth without talking about composting." Consider Composting!


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