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Free Composting/Gardening Class Feb. 22

Don't bag your leaves. Compost them! Compost is one of the best ways to amend your soil for the planting and growing season. Most importantly, composting keeps organic waste out of the landfill and returns valuable fertilizer to the earth. As it adds nutrients to the soil, it improves soil structure and increases the ground’s ability to hold water. Composting is super easy...come learn how!

Garland Environmental Waste Services will host the spring Compost 101 class on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at 1434 Commerce Street.

Training will include instructions on compost ingredients, benefits of building healthy soil using compost, how to manage the compost pile and hands-on demonstration to build a compost pile. Attendees will be eligible for door prize drawings for compost bins.

Class is open to Garland residents and class size is limited to 50. Registration is required by Feb. 20.

Register early! Go to www.keepgarlandbeautiful.org for registration form or call 972-205-3500 to sign up.