Oak Harbor workshop teaches fine points of composting

Composting is a form of recycling that can happen in your own backyard. Sign up for the Compost Workshop on Wednesday, May 8 and discover the secrets of composting from a Ottawa County Soil & Water Conservation District expert.

People can learn how to take food scraps and organic material and turn it into compost to use in your yard or garden. The workshop will be at Jason’s Pumpkin Patch at Laubacher Farms, 12629 Salem-Carroll Rd., Oak Harbor. The $5 can be paid at the event.

Pre-registration is required to attend one sessions at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Residents can register online at the Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca Solid Waste District’s website at www.recycleoss.org or by calling 419-334-7222.  The pre-registration deadline is May 7.

“It doesn’t make any sense to throw away materials that can be turned into compost in your backyard,” said Director Tim Wasserman. “We want to offer these workshops to educate residents on the proper way

create and maintain a compost pile.”

The workshop will cover basic techniques and essentials of composting.  This includes the composting process, what materials to place in your pile and solutions for common compost problems. Participants will be provided with snacks and have an opportunity to participate in a tour of the farm after the Compost Workshop.

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