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Experts to Share Practical Techniques at Free Home Composting Seminar!

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Caroline Mitchell, Environmental Planner, Environmental Services Department
; 970-221-6288

Ana Arias, Public Relations Coordinator, Environmental Services Department
; 970-221-6264
image for press release Experts to Share Practical Techniques at Free Home Composting Seminar! 24 April 2013 -- (Fort Collins, CO) – Fort Collins residents interested in reducing their greenhouse gas footprint, as well as reducing the trash they send to the landfill, will learn excellent techniques to start composting during a free seminar on the Art and Science of Composting next week. Join us for an informative and engaging presentation featuring CSU Organic Agriculture Coordinator Adriane Elliott on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, from 7 to 8:30 pm at the Midtown Arts Center (3750 S. Mason Street). RSVP is not required.

This fun and energetic session will offer insights into the science behind composting, how to get started, practical tips and overviews of different composting bins. Several of the Soil Saver compost bins will be given away as door prizes, and light refreshments will be provided. Bring your own mug and help us make this a near zero-waste event!

Participants to the Wednesday evening workshop are encouraged to bring questions and share their composting experiences during the interactive segment of the program. Topics covered will include the best ingredients for making compost; how to choose the best bin for your needs; and troubleshooting compost issues. Elliott will also share the basics of soil chemistry that impact backyard and composting, and how to use finished compost as a healthy, organic amendment to garden soil.

Sponsored by Fort Collins Utilities, Environmental Services, Transportation, and the City Manager’s Office, the composting seminar is part of the City’s 2013 Residential Environmental Program Series. These free, public educational forums are designed to promote environmental programs and issues.

For more information on the Art and Science of Composting seminar, visit fcgov.com/reps. You may also email , or call 970-221-6600 (TDD 970-224-6003).