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Home Composting workshop
2014 Spring 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 Spring 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 at the bottom of this page or call Solid Waste at 704 432 1970.
Class Description
Household Hazardous Waste Reduction
Many products found in the kitchen and bath, and on utility and garage shelves contain toxic chemicals. Learn how to remake some of those chemicals into their healthy and eco-safe alternatives.

Invasive and Native Plants
Learn how to use native plants and how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to create an eco-friendly lawn and garden. Participants should dress to for the outdoors.

Bokashi Workshop
Learn this Japanese method of total food composting. Participants will receive a detailed e-mail with information containing supply list items at least two weeks prior to class.

Learn the basics of preparing a compost garden. Native plants, vegetables and herbs will be highlighted in this course. Participants should bring garden gloves, small garden hand tools and dress for being outdoors (bug spray, hat, wear sturdy soled shoes that cover the entire foot.)

Learn the how, what and why’s of residential recycling in Mecklenburg County, and discover ways to repurpose some of your old material into new, exciting and useful items.

Compost GardeningGrier Heights Community Garden5/3/2014 10:00 AM5/3/2014 12:00 PM
BokashiDavidson Farmer’s-Davidson NC5/4/2014 1:30 PM5/4/2014 3:00 PM
Basic CompostingDavidson Farmer’s-Davidson NC5/10/2014 9:00 AM5/10/2014 10:30 AM
 Register for a Workshop

 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.
Eco-Friendly Lawns (Topic Talk)South County Regional Library3/11/2014 6:00 PMRegister
Companion Planting (Topic Talk)North County Regional Library3/19/2014 6:00 PMRegister
Weeds For Beginners (Topic Talk)South County Regional Library3/31/2014 6:00 PMRegister
Companion Planting (Topic Talk)South County Regional Library4/16/2014 6:00 PMRegister
Worms for home and business (Topic Talk)South County Regional Library4/28/2014 6:00 PMRegister
Bokashi and Deep Mulch Gardening (Topic Talk)South County Regional Library4/30/2014 6:00 PMRegister
Chickens Eat my GarbageSouth County Regional Library5/13/2014 6:00 PMRegister




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