The Dirt Factory has been open since June 19 and is already seeing a pretty high turnout of neighbors dropping off compost. This Saturday (July 7) The Dirt Factory presents the first two in a series of workshops at their facility at 4308 Market Street. At 10 a.m. residents are invited to a composting workshop taught by compost expert Christine Tilles. She will teach you how to reduce the amount of material that you send to the landfill while creating compost for your garden in just a few months. Organic materials such as leaves, grass clippings, and food scraps can be converted into a rich organic material that plants love. You’ll also have a chance to see a few different backyard compost methods in action.
Also on Saturday, at 11:30 a.m. come learn about vegetable gardening in the cool season. Master Gardener Julie Cox will talk about vegetables that are grown in the Spring and Fall, and how and when to plant the fall crop. She will also discuss garlic, which is planted in the Fall to enjoy next year.
Both workshops are free and will also include prizes and giveaways.
If you are interested in attending any of these workshops, please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compost Drop-Off Reminder: neighbors can drop their compost off at The Dirt Factory every Wednesday, from 5 to 6 p.m. As concerns holiday hours, please note that The Dirt Factory is always open on Wednesdays 5-6 unless reported otherwise on this website: http://universitycity.org/dirt-factory.