Are you ready to learn how to compost? All over the US, there are courses and classes discussing the benefits and how-to's of composting with red wiggler worms. Take a gender at the dates and locations below to see if there's an event in your neighborhood coming up. Check back often for our current event posts about local composting classes so you can sign up to learn this eco-valuable practice to add to your daily routine.
Participants will receive a free tree. Activities include the arb’s Solar Demonstration Project; “Take a Bird Walk” with Judd Brink; or take a nature hike on the arboretum trails. There also will be composting classes featured at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Booths of information on Brainerd in Bloom, Emerald ash borer and other tree pests, Master Gardener and compost bins will be available and those attending may meet artist Darlene Stone.
More information may be obtained by calling the arboretum at 829-8770.
SATURDAY, APRIL 30 —
Earth Day Celebration: Cows, Colleges, and Compost • A family event with earth-friendly activities, parade, dancers, music, and local food and exhibitors. Noon to 4 p.m. at Bridge Square/Riverwalk. Zero waste and carbon-offset event. Participants encouraged to walk, bike or rollerblade to the event.
Don't see anything in your neighborhood? Check with your local events groups our Parks and Recreation department. Local nurseries and colleges also promote composting events throughout the year.