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Posted on: April 29, 2019

[ARCHIVED] FINAL REMINDER - Composting Workshop Saturday May 4, 2019

Learn how to turn kitchen scraps into valuable compost. Join West U resident, Steve Stelzer, who has successfully composted in his backyard for 15 years and has facilitated a STAR Master Composter Training course for the City of Houston the past three years. The event is Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 9am -11am at the West University Place Recreation Center located at 4210 Bellaire Blvd.

This course is for people who want to learn how to compost in their backyard and for people who have tried it, experienced some difficulty and have questions. Steve will present slides, samples and resources to give you the confidence to compost successfully, as well as debunk composting myths.

All participants will receive detailed handouts, as well as a copy of Mulching and Composting a “Take Care of Texas Guide” prepared by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. In addition, all participants will have a chance to win a backyard compost bin valued at $100.

Compost can be used in your garden to help retain moisture, suppress plant disease and pests, encourage the production of beneficial bacterial and fungi. It saves you money and protects the environment by reducing the need for commercial fertilizer. Backyard composting reduces methane emissions from landfills and lowers your carbon footprint. The minimum backyard ground space needed is 2’ ft. by 2’ ft. for this nature friendly “miracle” to occur.

This event is free for West U Residents and $10 for non-residents. Register in-person at the West University Place Recreation Center, 4210 Bellaire Blvd. or online at  (Activity/Event#: 106022-01).

For more information or assistance in registering for this event, please contact the Parks Department at 713-662-7420.

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