Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Master Composter Program offered in Birmingham

The SE Oakland County Water Authority (SOCWA) Master Composter Program offers training for environmental gardeners who are willing to learn and then share their time and talents with the community. Six classes are in the program, plus field trips and demonstrations. Classes cover subjects such as making compost, using compost for vegetables and flowers, soil health, soil nutrient testing, healthy lawn care, tree mulching, and education outreach.
The first class is Composting Basics: “Go Decomposers!” is 6:45 p.m., Thursday, March 17 at the Birmingham Unitarian Church, 38651 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills. Enrollees must fulfill the following class requirements: attend six classes; build a working compost pile; complete written assignments and take home exam and volunteer 12 hours of time between March and October 2011.
Class size limited to 25. Registration is due by March 7. To register, send a $30 check to SOCWA Master Composter Program, 3910 W. Webster Road, Royal Oak, MI 48073. Include name, mailing address, telephone and e-mail address. For information, call Karen Bever at SOCWA  office at 248-288-5150 or e-mail Lillian Dean at LFDean@aol.com or visit www.socwa.org.

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