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Home Composting workshop
2014 Fall Composting Program Workshops 
Mecklenburg County's Organic Waste Reduction program offers workshops that teach the benefits of recycling and waste reduction.

Composting Program Workshop Schedule & Registration
​Mecklenburg County Home Composting Program and Master Composters are pleased to announce the Fall 2014 Composting Program Schedule.
All classes are free but pre-registration is required. Mecklenburg County Safety policy does not allow flip flops or sandals in these classes. The deadline for pre-registration is the Monday before the class.  To register, complete the form located here or call Solid Waste at 704 432 1970.
Class Description

Basic Leaf Composting
The leaves are about to fall. Instead of bagging them, learn to use them to create a natural and earth friendly soil amendment for your home and garden. Participants take home a booklet on composting.

Backyard Composting Workshop
Join Master Composter Leslie Willis as she discusses and demonstrates the various ways to compost in and around the home, no matter what where you live.  This workshop will teach you the basics about backyard composting, vermicomposting (worm), and bokashi composting.  Register early to receive a composting guide.

Do the Rot thing - Kiddie based recycling and composting
Come and join us as we make recycling and composting fun. Recommended for children ages 5-12

Beyond the Heat - Advanced Compost Methods
Now that you’ve created your hot pile, what comes next? Join us as we show you how to clean, trouble shoot and use alternative methods of composting to enhance your waste reduction efforts.  Participants take home a booklet on composting.

Trash to Garden Treasures
Make Pinterest come alive in your garden. In this class, you’ll learn to use spent garden plants, vines, etc to create one of a kind accessories for the home and lawn.

Vermicomposting Workshop
Learn to live green with this informative & exciting workshop. Turn your kitchen scraps into "gold" for your garden! Learn how to build a simple indoor worm bin using common household items.

America Recycles Day
Bring your personal and sensitive papers to any of the County’s four full service recycling drop off centers for secured shredding.

Green Gifts
Create unique one of a kind gifts and goodies that will reduce waste and eliminate the need for a lot of common household chemicals. Participants will take home a booklet of recipes with instructions on reducing the use of chemicals in the home.

Backyard Composting WorkshopDavidson Farmers Market9/27/2014 9:00 AM9/27/2014 10:30 AM
Do the Rot thing-Kiddie based recycling and compostingLittle Sugar Creek Community Garden10/4/2014 10:00 AM10/4/2014 11:00 AM
Beyond the Heat: Advanced Composting MethodsBette Rae Center10/11/2014 9:00 AM10/11/2014 11:00 AM
Trash to Garden TreasuresSt. Alban's Community Garden10/18/2014 9:00 AM10/18/2014 11:00 AM
Vermicomposting WorkshopDavidson Farmers Market10/25/2014 9:00 AM10/25/2014 10:30 AM
Green GiftsBette Rae Center11/9/2014 2:00 PM11/9/2014 4:00 PM
America Recycles DayEverywhere11/15/2014 7:00 AM11/15/2014 9:00 PM

 Library Classes
South County Regional Library and Steele Creek Branch offers weekday demonstration classes. These topic talks cover Eco-Friendly Lawns, Companion Planting, Vermicomposting and Bokashi. To register contact the library via their website listed at CMLibrary.Org.
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