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Become a Texas Master Composter

May 11 - 12, 6 - 9 p.m.
May 13, 8:30 a.m. - noon
Euless City Hall, 201 N. Ector Dr.

May 13, 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.
6 Stones Community Garden, 209 N. Industrial Blvd.

Composting is a simple biological process that breaks down leaves, grass clippings, wood chips, brush, and food scraps into a dark, crumbly, nutrient-rich, organic product. It's nature's way of recycling organic matter and returning it to the earth so that it may be used again. It’s great for your yard and saves homeowner’s money on water, fertilizer and chemicals to combat insects and plant diseases.

This 14-hour course is designed to give students an in-depth look at composting, including its benefits and challenges. Additionally, students will be introduced to vermi-composting (composting with worms), hands-on bin building, and an understanding of the biology of composting. Participants will receive a free composting thermometer at the end of the class, in addition to books and workshop materials for their personal use. Students are expected to provide 20 hours of volunteer time back to the community over a 12-month period to help further environmental education. The first 30 students completing their 20 hours of volunteer time will receive a free backyard composting bin.

The fee for the course is $20 for residents and $40 for non-residents and prior registration is required. The registration deadline is May 1. A light lunch will be provided on Saturday. To receive Master Composter Certification, all three days must be attended in addition to completing 20 volunteer hours. For more information and to register, contact Betsy Deck at 817-685-1821.