August 30, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“PLANT:” MAKE YOUR GARDEN LOOK BEAUTIFUL THIS FALL WITH LESS WATER, LESS WORK AND LESS WASTE
Charlotte, NC – Don’t waste time and energy bagging those leaves this fall. Use them to make your own compost to spread around your yard.
Mecklenburg County’s Piedmont Landscape and Naturescape Training – PLANT – program offers in-depth information on maintaining your yard in a manner that’s environmentally friendly, aesthetically pleasing, low-maintenance and low budget. Classes are scheduled throughout the fall at a variety of locations around Mecklenburg County.
Learn the basics of composting, grasscycling, toxicity reduction, Southern xeriscaping, soil testing and habitat. For only a few dollars, you receive four hours of hands-on instruction, a how-to manual and wire compost bin.
Register online at
www.wipeoutwaste.com or by calling 704-336-4304. All Saturday PLANT classes are from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Dress comfortably. Bring a bag lunch and plenty to drink.
Steele Creek Library, $10
13620 Steele Creek Road
Carmel Branch Library, $10
6624 Walsh Boulevard
October 22 (Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m.)
Charlotte Nature Museum
Member: $12, Non-member: $15
1658 Sterling Road
704-372-6261 ext. 300 or 605
Latta Plantation Nature Center, $10
6211 Sample Road
Reedy Creek Nature Center, $10
2900 Rocky River Road
UNC Charlotte Botanical Garden, $10
9201 University City Boulevard