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Fast and Easy Composting

No-hassle composting for a happy garden

Composting makes so much sense. Compost increases organic matter in the soil, can eliminate the use of fertilizers, and improves the health of our gardens. Composting also dramatically reduces the amount of trash to be hauled away. Yet many gardeners find the idea of composting intimidating. At "Fast and Easy Composting," a workshop to be held Saturday, May 26, at 11 a.m. at the East Buffalo Township (EBT) municipal building, Penn State Extension Master Gardener Lori Bartholomew will provide the information and tools needed to get started with no-hassle composting. This free event is sponsored by the Merrill Linn Conservancy as part of its Go Native! project, which promotes native plant gardening and its benefits to pollinators and other wildlife. Participants will have an opportunity to tour the Conservancy's Go Native! garden, located on the EBT property between the municipal building and EBT's recycling center. The garden includes some 80 species of native plants, including perennials, shrubs, and warm and cool season bunch grasses. To reserve your space, email with "composting" in the subject line.

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