Stop procrastinating and start composting

A free composting workshop will be held next week by the N.C. Cooperative Extension in Jackson and Swain counties.

Learn more about acceptable materials for composting, types of structures, preparing and maintaining your compost pile, temperatures, carbon to nitrogen ratios, water requirements, types of worms, bedding, proper food scraps, worm bins, harvesting the compost and worms and ideas for troubleshooting.

Dates are from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at the Jackson Extension Center in Sylva, or from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7, at the Swain Extension Center in Almond.

828.488.3848 or 828.586.4009.

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